A new exhibition ”Stories from the River Pielisjoki” in North Karelian museum

Submitted by KA3022 on 03.09.2020 - 14.20
A new exhibition ”Stories from the River Pielisjoki” in North Karelian museum

A new exhibition "Stories from the River Pielisjoki" has opened in North Karelian museum on August 19th. The exhibition explores the life, the history and important places along the River Pielisjoki. The river runs 67 kilometres in the heart of North Karelia, connecting two great lakes, Lake Pielinen and Lake Pyhäselkä. For decades, it has provided a source of livelihood to North Karelians in the forms of fishing, timber rafting and woodworking industry.

The exhibition travels all the way from the starting point of the river in Uimaharju to its end in the city of Joensuu. Along the way, history comes alive with the help of photographs, everyday objects, a video installation, and people’s stories and memories about the river. The exhibition’s section related to Utra district’s history in produced in InterActive History project.