Free entrance with Museokortti!
Follow us on Youtube!

Address: Linnanrakentajantie 12, FIN-00810 Helsinki.
Phone: +358-40-1526185
E-mail: hertonasgard (at) gmail.com 
Or make contact via the form below! Thank you!
 

Contact

Skriv siffran 3 med bokstäver:

Blog

Vem är mannen som fått ge namn åt Petter Wetters park i Hertonäs?

Hertonäs gård har haft många ägare under seklens gång. Herrgårdens egentliga skapare är helsingforsborgaren Petter Wetter (1659-1741). Han var hemma från Växsjö i Sverige och bosatt i Stockholm, då han fick tjänsten som tullnär i Helsingfors år 1693. Här började hans karriär som framgångsrik borgare i den Östra rikshalvan. Läs mer nedan!Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
07.02.2021 kl. 10:42

Kuka on antanut nimensä Petter Wetterin puistolle Herttoniemessä?

Herttoniemen kartanolla on ollut monta omistajaa vuosisatojen aikana. Kartanon varsinainen luoja oli helsinkiläisporvari Petter Wetter (1659-1741). Hän oli kotoisin Ruotsin Växsjöstä ja asui Tukholmassa saadessaan meritullinhoitajan viran Helsingissä vuonna 1693. Hänen uransa menestyksekkäänä porvarina alkoi näin ollen valtakunnan itäosassa. Lue lisää alla!Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
07.02.2021 kl. 10:38

Who is the Man behind the Petter Wetter Park in Herttoniemi?

Hertonäs Manor has had many owners during the centuries. The original creator of the manor was Petter Wetter (1659-1741), a burgher in Helsinki. He was born in Växsjö in Sweden and lived in Stockholm when he got the position as customs officer in Helsinki in 1693.Now his career as a burgher started in the eastern part of the Swedish realm. Read more below!Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
07.02.2021 kl. 10:32

Den ljusnande framtiden är… både analog och digital?

År 2021 har börjat med fortsatta virusrestriktioner, men inom museibranschen vill man ändå se optimistiskt på framtiden. Museerna har lärt sig att bli mer digitala, men man hoppas även att kunna genomföra evenemang och program in situ. Ett museum existerar genom sina samlingar - men också helt väsentligt genom att lokalsamhället ställer frågor om sin historia som museerna har svar på. Läs med om Hertonäs gårds museums planer för år 2021 nedan!Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
25.01.2021 kl. 15:53

Valoisa tulevaisuus on… sekä analoginen että digitaalinen?

Vuosi 2021 on alkanut jatkuvilla virusrajoituksilla, mutta museoalalla halutaan silti katsoa positiivisesti tulevaan. Museot ovat oppinnet digitaalisemmiksi, mutta toivotaan, että voidaan toteuttaa tapahtumia ja ohjelmaa myös paikan päällä. Museo on olemassa kokoelmiensa kautta - mutta lisäksi siten, että museoissa vastataan paikallisyhteisön esittämiin kysymyksiin. Lue lisää Herttoniemen kartanon museon suunnitelmista vuodelle 2021 ohessa! Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
25.01.2021 kl. 15:44

The Bright Future is… both Analogous and Digital?

The year 2021 has started with restrictions due to covid-19, but in the field of museums one has started to view the future with optimism none the less. The museums have learnt to be more digital during the past year, but events in situ are also on the menu if all goes well. A museum exists through its collections, but it also belongs to the local community that asks questions about its past that the museums try to answer. Read more about our plans at Hertonäs Manor Museum in 2021 below! Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
25.01.2021 kl. 15:33

Digitala framsteg i pandemins fotspår år 2020

År 2020 kom att bli det mest märkliga året hittills under detta sekel. Covid-19-pandemin har satt världen på knä, och inte minst bland annat restaurang- och kulturbranschen. Hertonäs gårds museum har dock haft en hel del på gång trots alla utmaningar. Läs mer nedan! Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
09.01.2021 kl. 18:26

Digitaaliset askeleet pandemian aikana vuonna 2020

Vuodesta 2020 tuli merkillisin vuosi tällä vuosisadalla tähän mennessä. Pandemia on saanut maailman polivilleen ja etenkin kulttuuri- ja ravintola-alan. Herttoniemen kartanon museo on tosin voinut toimia kaikista haasteista huolimatta. Lue lisää alla! Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
09.01.2021 kl. 18:11

Digital Steps due to the Pandemic in 2020

The year 2020 was the weirdest one yet in this century. The treath of a new pandemic had been hovering over us for a while already and now it became a fact: Covid-19 has had the world on its knees, not the least the restaurants and cultural institutions. Hertonäs Manor Museum has still managed to be busy and faced the difficulties. Read more below! Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
09.01.2021 kl. 17:56

Helena Gripenbergs ungdom - från finsk fröken vid Smolna-institutet till husfru på Hertonäs gård

En av de allra intressantaste personerna som levt på Hertonäs gård måste vara Helene Gustava Bergbom, född Gripenberg (1851-1932). Hon var den sista frun på Hertonäs gård, en högutbildad, musikalisk, kosmopolitisk kvinna som talade fyra språk flytande. Hon gifte sig senare med John Bergbom och blev husfru på Hertonäs gård. Läs mer nedan!Läs mera »
Daniela Fougstedt
06.12.2020 kl. 10:35

Helene Gripenberg - from Lady of the Manor to Mecenat

19.11.2020 kl. 09:09
Helene Gripenberg (1851-1932) was one of the ladies of Hertonäs Manor who lived here the longest. She was born in Oulu, graduated from the Smola Institute in St. Petersburg, studied music in Dresden before becoming a piano teacher until she settled in Herttoniemi. She lived a long life, became 81 years old, and before the Civil War she had to witness the murder of her husband. She donated Hertonäs Manor in her will to its present owner, the society Svenska Odlingens Vänner i Helsinge r.f. Read more below!

The marriage between Helene Gripenberg and John Bergbom lasted for 35 years. From this time in her life we lack sources. In her memoirs that she wrote in 1931, she finishes with stating that she reconnected with her second cousin and married him. “Thus my activities got another direction and my life meaning and worth.” She mentions that John held her dear during their marriage and did his best to even her path as she entered the new household and became lady of the manor. It was no easy task - it required a good sense of organizing.  The couple remained childless, which meant that Hertonäs Manor had no heir. Their solution to this problem was to donate the manor to the society Svenska Odlingens Vänner i Helsinge that still manages the manor today. 


Helene Bergbom (née Gripenberg, 1851-1932). Photo: SOV.

Helene passed away peacefully on December 15th 1932, but her husband suffered a terrible fate fifteen years earlier. In 1917 Finland was an autonomous part of the Russian Empire and the shortage of food as well as the political uprisings had increased during the ongoing First World War. The labour movement in Finland had become more powerful not only in Finland but also in the rest of Europe. The bad blood between the classes of society, i. e. between the whites (mainly the bourgois and the peasantry) and the reds (mainly the labourers and their supporters), increased. The two Russian revolutions in 1917 also caused more instability. This eventually led to the Finnish Civil War between the reds and the whites, fought in 1918 from January 27th to May 15th. One of the victims of these unstable times was Helene’s husband. 


John Bergbom (1850-1917). Photo: SOV.

One morning in November 1917 the old couple sat around the breakfast table on the second floor. Suddenly armed red guards broke into the manor. A short exchange of words between John and the guards ended in the shooting of the old man, who fell to the floor and died on the spot. Helene survived physically unharmed, and later on would only talk about the occasion as “the last terrible blow” in her memoirs. The more exact notes about what actually happened that morning derives from Helene’s brother, Lennart, who has described the happenings in a memorial over John in 1931. According to Lennart John had put his hands in the pockets of his housecoat during the conversation. This had alarmed the guard to think he was grabbing a gun, so they fired a bullet against him and shot him dead. 

After the murder Helene moved away from the manor and spent the rest of her life on Luotsikatu in Helsinki. Her brother Lennart and his wife and children lived in the same staircase and Helene spent her last years surrounded by her relatives.

Sources: 

Backman, Sigbritt: Hertonäs gård, från säterier till museum, Helsingfors 2016.
Bergbom, Helene: Minnen, Familjeupplaga, 1975. 
Morand-Löfving, Elisabeth: Kejserlig uppfostran, finländska flickors skolgång vid Smolna-institutet i S:t Petersburg, Helsingfors 2017.

Translation: EAW.

Daniela Fougstedt