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Finnish Folk Art Museum



Furnished in the style of a 19th century Finnish farmhouse, this unique exhibition provides a fascinating glimpse into Finland's tradition and culture and reminds visitors that the Fenyes Mansion once served as the Finnish Consulate.

History of the Structure
In 1949, Consul Paloheimo noticed a redwood structure on Orange Grove Avenue cut in two and offered for sale. He purchased half of what had originally been a Swiss-chalet style garage, designed in 1910 by Frederick Roehrig for the Wigmore Estate. After moving it to the Fenyes property, Paloheimo set about turning it into a sauna and guesthouse. The Consul did much of the stonework and gardening around the sauna himself.

Today authentic Finnish artifacts representative of a "tupa," or farmhouse, are on display. Presented in partnership with the Finlandia Foundation, the Finnish Folk Art Museum is the only one of its kind in the United States.

More information about the Finlandia Foundation is available at www.finlandiafoundation.org.
 
Hours & Admission
Entry to the Finnish Folk Art Museum is included in the Fenyes Mansion Tour

Free parking available in the Museum lot Free parking available in the museum lot
Wheelchair accessible Not wheelchair accessible, but level and just steps away from the parking lot
For more information:
Pasadena Museum of History
626.577.1660
     

 
 
470 West Walnut Street ~ Pasadena, CA 91103 ~ Ph 626.577.1660 ~ Fax 626.577.1662 ~ info@pasadenahistory.org