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Erkkola is the home of poet J. H. Erkko on the Tuusulan Rantatie road, and the Foundation’s donation helped the municipality of Tuusula acquire the place. Until recently Erkkola was privately owned, but now it completes the municipality’s cultural offering. The municipality has undertaken to bear the operating and other costs incurred from the facility and provide it for cultural usage.

Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation’s donation to the facility acquisition was EUR 550,000.

In addition to the purchase price, the Foundation has allocated EUR 75,000 for the renovation of Erkkola. The place will be reconstructed to resemble its original appearance as faithfully as possible and in that way convey the message of its past to the generations to come. The municipality of Tuusula is responsible for the reconstruction work and any necessary additional funding.

 

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