This log playhouse was constructed about 1902 by Juha Tupanen Norha for nine year old Alma.
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.