Alma Norha Playhouse
Alma, her mother, Maria, and her grandmother, Elizabeth, arrived in Embarrass from Finland in 1901 to join her father, Samuel, at his homestead cabin. The family came from an estate in Finland called "Norhala".
Everything Alma played with in the playhouse was homemade, except for a cloth doll with a porcelain head, which she brought from Finland.
The initials on the walls are those of Alma's brothers, William Matthew and Wayne John.
Alma Norha was a student in the first schoolhouse built in Embarrass (Photo in Tori Exhibit room).
The playhouse was donated to Sisu Heritage by Verner Keskitalo, and restored with funds made available by Norha family members. The items on display in the playhouse were also donated by the Norha family.
Erected by Sisu Heritage.
Location. 47° 39.718′ N, 92° 11.832′ W. Marker is in Embarrass, Minnesota, in Saint Louis County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Salo Road and County Highway 21. Touch for map. The Alma Norha Playhouse is the smaller of the two southmost buildings at the Nelimark Homestead Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4839 Salo Road, Embarrass MN 55732, United States of America.
Other nearby markers.
More about this marker. Mounted on the upper left corner of the north façade.
Categories. • Entertainment • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2017, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2017, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.