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The jubileum exhibition

The city of Hanko turns 150 years in 2024. Finland’s first winter harbor and the Hanko–Hyvinkää railway were built in 1873. These were important steps in the industrialization of Finland and its development into an independent country. When the city was founded there were only the ruins of the old fortress town and a fishing village. The city of Hanko was built from scratch. In our exhibition “Flash” visitors get to known early Hanko – its inhabitants, buildings, challenges and dreas. The exhibition features watercolors painted by Alex R. Spoof’s 1876, which show early Hanko landscapes.