The Sjöberg family
Come and meet the Sjöberg family, living in the Ostrobothnian archipelago in 1908!
The Sjöberg family consists of father Johan, mother Maria and their children Jakob and Linnea as well as grandfather Anders. Join us on a journey into their everyday lives and learn more about life in the Ostrobothnian archipelago some 100 years ago!
The museum is built up around six themes, each shedding light on certain aspects of life in the archipelago. You can follow us on a guided tour through the entire museum or choose just one of two themes which interest you in particular. Each section contains additional material from the archives, such as photographs, films and stories.
Enjoy your visit to Skären!
Families in the archipelago usually lived in small cottages made up of two rooms: a larger room and a smaller chamber.
Fishing provided an important source of income for the inhabitants of the archipelago, all year round. Baltic herring…
Life in the archipelago was totally dependent on boats for different purposes, and the Ostrobothnian boat-builders were…
Seal hunting was a significant means of livelihood for the archipelago inhabitants. The seals provided skin and…
Children were expected to do chores around the house from a very early age. A small child might help by feeding the…