Lepikko Cottage

Pielavesi, Finland

Lepikko Cottage (Lepikon torppa in Finnish) is the humble birthplace of Urho Kaleva Kekkonen (1900-86), President of Finland from 1956 to 1981. It was built in the later half of 19th century and Kekkonen family lived there until 1906. Today Lepikko is a small museum representing the early life of Urho Kekkonen.


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Founded: 19th century
Category: Museums in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)

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