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Söderåkra Hembygdsgård 2019
Söderåkra Hembygdsgård 2019 | Photo: GuidebookSweden (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Mini-Map of Sweden with marker at Torsås Kommun

Söderåkra Hembygdsgård

Folk museum in Söderåkra

Söderåkra Hembygdsgård is a small local museum in the municipality of Torsås Kommun. It is located outside the village of Söderåkra in the former Övraby in the east of the municipality.

The local museum in Söderåkra is also known as Hembygdsgården i Övraby. The four buildings on the homestead date partly from the 18th century and were once a large main house, a fisherman's house, a barn and a smaller dwelling house, the Emmas Stuga.

In 1936, the local heritage association Söderåkra Hembygdsgille bought the large main house for 1,000 Swedish kronor. The western part of the building was built at the end of the 18th century, the eastern part followed in 1822. Today, the traditional midsummer celebration of the village of Söderåkra is held at this place every year.

The local heritage association is also preserving other buildings in the area for posterity. These include the cottage Possla-Helenas Stuga, which is located in Ekbacken Hembygdspark in Torsås, a watermill and a windmill in Bruatorp and a windmill in Grisbäck. In addition, the old fire station in Söderåkra, which was closed in the 1970s, has also been owned by the local heritage association since 2003.

The windmill in Grisbäck can be found at the coordinates: 56.334509, 16.049740

385 97 Söderåkra
56°26′49.4″N 16°2′56.9″E

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