Make a millennial trip home on the couch
Here comes a suggestion of activity when everything else is set. Find the story in the Örsundaån valley, make a millennial trip by car or home at the computer.
When this year's Konstrunda cannot be completed, we want to tell within the Lagunda hometown association some other interesting sights in our immediate area. "The valley of the Örsunda river for 6000 years", a unique signage system that tells the history of the valley through information signs in 20 historically interesting places. The signposts that are part of the "Örsundaån valley for 6000 years" are marked on our "culture and hometown map" together with a brief information about each place. When our hometown museums Kappen and Kvekgården open in mid-May, the map will be there. The map is now available digitally https://karta.enkoping.se/besokskartan/ => Menu => Experience / do => Örsundaån's valley => Zoom to get all the signposts. When you touch any of the sign symbols, you will find a link to the sign you have selected. Anyone who wants can visit the signage sites digitally from the TV couch.
Some suggestions for visiting destinations:
- In the von Kraemer park next to the Cape in the harbor area in Örsundsbro there is the signage system's signpost. It is an overview that summarizes the valley's history: Stone Age- the first inhabitants, The Bronze Age- agriculture and livestock, Järnålder- kingdoms and big yards, Medeltiden- Sweden is formed and Christianized, Great Power in the 1500s and 1600s, The Transformation of Agriculture in the 1700s and 1800s, The Age of Industrialism - 1900s ,
- We live in the middle of Sweden's runstone-tightest area, but most of us know very little about these millennial time documents. The signs at Viggeby, Görlinge, Örsunda and Hällby tell about some of our more well-known rune stones and their historical context.
- Make a time trip in the Örsundaån valley by visiting the signposts in Åloppe- Stone Age, Bronze Age, Hällby- Bronze Age, The harbor plan in Örsundsbro- The Iron Age, Biskopskulla Church- The Middle Ages, Holm church- The Great Power.
- The open air museum Kvekgården, an old farmhouse from the end of the 18th century. In 1910 several attempts were made to move the farm to Skansen in Stockholm, but Mor Lotta who owned the farm refused and later became the farm instead a local museum. Outside the museum is one of the signs that tells about the farm and the museum's interesting future history.
- There are information signs at the Lagunda church's ten churches, which tell about the history of the church and the parish. Works well with coffee breaks at Salnecke Castle café, Sussis Farm shop in Bälsunda, Tuna garden, Landsberga farm, etc.
The ambition of the sign project, which was a collaboration between the Lagunda Hometown Association, the County Administrative Board of Uppsala County and Uppsala University, has been to raise the eyes of the individual objects and instead look at the whole landscape. This is to be able to inform, both overall and in detail, how different parts have worked together from the Stone Age to the modern era to shape what we see today.