Old-style yard party
On Saturday 21 May from 12pm to 3pm, the Burgher’s House Museum will provide visitors with an opportunity to travel back in time to 19th century Helsinki. Aimed for the whole family, the festivities will feature a magician’s performance, quilting and a buffet organised by the Martha Organisation selling traditional pastries that bring the past alive for your taste buds as well. The event will also include a workshop providing visitors with an opportunity to try their hand at chiffomanie, the art of adorning drawn figures with clothes made out of fabric scraps. You can look forward to long skirts whirling on the cobblestones and traditional melodies completing the atmosphere.
Photo: Mari Valio / Helsinki City Museum