Christmas in the 1950’s in Pori

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On Wednesday of this week English Class first graders and their teacher, Ms. Leena, visited our county museum’s branch museum, the Korsman house pictured above. The Korsman house is in the 5th district in Pori, well within walking distance of the school. There the pupils had an opportunity to learn how Christmas was celebrated sixty years ago in a working family home in Pori.

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Their guide at Korsman house, Tuulikki Kiilo, told the children about chores that needed to be done by the Korsman family’s children, Tuula and Pentti,  about typical ways of their spending an evening, about Christmas foods and so on. The first graders listened very attentively and learned a great deal about living conditions in the 1950’s.

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