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Väderkvarnen från Täktom - ett landmärke för vårt museiområde

Väderkvarnen i trä på Hertonäs gårds museums område står ståtligt synlig mot den livligt trafikerade Borgbyggarvägen i Hertonäs. Väderkvarnen har flyttats hit från Täktom år 1922, då man också beslöt börja flytta byggnaderna från Knusbacka till området från Box i Sibbo. Läs mer nedan!Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
09.04.2021 kl. 19:50

Tuulimylly Täktomista - museoalueemme maamerkki

Herttoniemen kartanon museon alueella oleva puinen tuulimylly seisoo komeasti näköetäisyydessä läheiseltä vilkkaalta  Linnanrakentajantieltä Herttoniemessä. Tuulimylly on siirretty tänne Täktomista vuonna 1922, jolloin päätettiin siirtää myös Knusbackan rakennukset tänne Sipoon Boxista. Lue lisää alla! Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
09.04.2021 kl. 19:46

The windmill from Täktom - On of the Symbols for our Museum

The wooden windmill at Hertonäs Manor Museum’s area is impressively visible next to the lively road Linnanrakentajantie in Herttoniemi. The windmill was moved here from Täktom in 1922, at the same time when it was decided to start moving the buildings from Knusbacka in Box in Sipoo here too. Read more below! Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
09.04.2021 kl. 19:26

Punschbål - skål!

Officerare och viceamiraler, borgare och herrgårdsägare - samt modernt museifolk - har något gemensamt sedan 1700-talet: de har gillat och avnjutit punsch. I Hertonäs gårds museums samlingar finns flera föremål som anknyter till denna guldgula alkoholdryck som nådde vårt land tack vare den globala handeln. Till exempel viceamiral Cronstedts föremål vittnar om att denna dryck var populär i slutet av 1700-talet och början av 1800-talet. Läs mer nedan! Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
28.03.2021 kl. 19:12

Punssiboolia - ja skoolia!

Upseereilla ja vara-amiraaleilla, porvareilla ja kartanonomistajilla - sekä modernilla museoväellä - on jotain yhteistä 1700-luvulta lähtien: olemme kaikki nauttineet punssia. Herttoniemen kartanon museon kokoelmissa on lukuisia esineitä, jotka liittyvät tähän kullankeltaiseen alkoholijuomaan, joka saapui maahamme kansainvälisen kaupan välityksellä. Esimerkiksi vara-amiraali Cronstedtin esineistö kielii tämän juoman suosiosta 1700-luvun lopulla ja 1800-luvun alussa. Lue lisää alla! Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
28.03.2021 kl. 19:08

A Bowl of Punch - Cheers!

Officers and vice admirals, burgers and landowners - as well as the employees in modern museums - all have something in common since the 18th century: we all love the liquor punch. In the collections of Hertonäs manor museum many objects relate to this golden alcohol that reach our country via the global trade. For example several things owned by vice admiral Cronstedt tells about the popularity of this beverage in the late 18th century and early 19th century. Read more below! Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
28.03.2021 kl. 18:55

Ett medeltida kvinnoöde i Finland: “Margareta i Härtonäs”

I slutet av medeltiden fanns några frälsegods i Helsinge socken (kallad Helsinga vid denna tid), däribland i Hertonäs. Helsinge sockens område har sedermera blivit städerna Helsingfors och Vanda. Frälset kom senare att bilda den så kallade adeln. Bland idel män som kommer från Hertonäs nämns även ibland någon enstaka kvinna. Läs mer om “Margareta i Härtonäs” nedan! Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
08.03.2021 kl. 12:08

Keskiaikainen naiskohtalo Suomessa: “Härtönäsin Margareta”

Keskiajan lopulla Helsingin (siihen aikaan Helsingaksi kutsutussa) pitäjässä oli muutama rälssitila, muun muassa Herttoniemessä. Helsingin pitäjän alue on sittemmin jaettu nykyisten Helsingin ja Vantaan kaupunkien välillä. Rälssi muodosti myöhemmin niin kutsutun aatelin. Monen herttoniemestä peräisin olevan miehen ohessa muutama nainen mainitaan silloin tällöin. Lue lisää “Härtonäsin Margaretasta” alla! Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
08.03.2021 kl. 12:01

A Medieval Female Fate in Finland: “Margareta in Härtonäs”

In the late Middle Ages Helsinge (that was called Helsinga back then) parish held a few noble estates, in Herttoniemi among others. Helsinge parish has later been divided between the cities Helsinki and Vantaa. Beside many men that have come from Herttoniemi there also occur a few women. Read more about “Margareta in Härtonäs” below! Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
08.03.2021 kl. 11:40

Abraham Wetters väg finns i Hertonäs - vem var han?

Abraham Wetter (ca 1690-1737) föddes omkring år 1690 i Stockholm men kom att växa upp och verka i Helsingfors. Han var ägare till Hertonäs gård på 1730-talet och avancerade till borgmästare i Helsingfors under den svåra tiden av återuppbyggnad efter Stora ofreden (1700-21). Läs mer om honom nedan!Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
27.02.2021 kl. 17:56

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