Village Hall

The Village Hall acted as a meeting place for the district for 50 years. After that the competition from other activities and premises became too fierce and, in due course, the building was donated to Skansen. It was opened in 1964 by the Prime Minister Tage Erlander who was born in Ransäter.

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5/5 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6/5 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
12/5 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
13/5 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
19/5 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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16/12 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Folk music
17/12 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Folk music
26/12 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Folk music
31/12 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Folk music
1/1 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Folk music
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The Village Hall (Folkets Hus) comes from the village of Gersheden in the parish of Ransäter in Värmland. It was built in 1908 by the Village Hall Society which was started on the initiative of the local social-democratic youth organization. 

The project was financed by profits from social events, loans and collections. Building was undertaken in the evenings after the day’s work was done.

The Village Hall consists of a porch, a large and a small hall and a kitchen. The smaller hall also acted as a lending library. The building was used for educational courses and discussions of the fundamental issues of the day by the social-democratic youth organization, the reform temperance lodge and the worker’s educational association. There were also lectures, readings, lotteries, bazaars and parties. In 1917 a tiled roof could be afforded and in the 1920s the building was painted in the traditional red and a new porch was added. There were later improvements to the building which has been repaired on a number of occasions. The Village Hall now appears as it was after the last major repairs in 1950.

The Village Hall acted as a meeting place for the district for 50 years. After that the competition from other activities and premises became too fierce and, in due course, the building was donated to Skansen. It was opened in 1964 by the Prime Minister Tage Erlander who was born in Ransäter.

More than the religious revival, the labour movement was a protest against established society. As early as the 1860s, the workers’ associations developed as a sort of non-political trade association. In the 1870s a more politically aware trade union movement appeared. This grew into a major force in the years 1890–1910.


1946-1965


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