Minna Canth’s house Kanttila is now being renovated for cultural use!
Minna Canth (1844-1897) was a major influencer of opinion in Finland and an intermediary of European ideas. She was a reformer of our literature and a pioneer of Finnish realism while also being the first Finnish-language newspaperwoman. Her life’s work has played an important role in Finland’s development into a pioneering country in both equality and education.
The renovation of Kanttila, Minna Canth’s former home and business premises, is a project in Kuopio, where the culturally and historically important building stock will be converted for the use of culture. The project now needs funds and support for the renovations.
After the renovations finish, the Minna Canth -academy in Kanttila will cherish Minna Canth’s thoughts and legacy by supporting activities related to freedom of expression and equality in various forms.