Time travel to the Isthmus is an interactive online exhibition intended specifically for the needs of education institutions. The online exhibition and its contents are based on the exhibition Barefoot – 10 Lives on the Karelian Isthmus (26 Apr 2015-10 Jan 2016) of the South Karelia Museum and South Karelia Art Museum. The exhibition also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the South Karelia Art Museum (1965-2015). It introduces ten persons that once lived on the Karelian Isthmus, their life, professions, and destinies. In addition to the persons, some historical events that took place during their lifetime are also discussed. This way, the true impact of women’s rights, the Finnish Civil War, or lack of modern medicines on people’s lives, for example, can be understood on the personal level. There is a special Study and Explore section associated with each of the persons; the questions in the section encourage the guests to see the person’s life as part of the history – and to picture themselves in the shoes of the person.
In addition to the persons, the exhibition presents the Karelian Isthmus before World War II, when it belonged to Finland. The guests can have a look at the sights of Vyborg or find out about the transport routes used on the Karelian Isthmus in early 20th century.
The exhibition Time Travel to the Isthmus was developed in co-operation with a group of schoolchildren from the Lappeenranta Kesämäenrinne School. At their request, the exhibition includes games and tasks suitable for upper comprehensive school students. You can find these under the section Entertainment on the For Exhibition Guests page. You can take a quiz to test the limits of your memory or develop the stories of the persons further using the comic. If you wish, you can share the results and outcomes of the tasks in the online exhibition’s guestbook.