Agriculture, hunting and fishing
Here we display many of the tools used by the settlers for hunting, agriculture and working in the forest. I this room you can also see Sami objects, for example an "ackja" (a Sami sleigh) and a Sami cradle.

During the settler era, most objects were made by hand home at the farm. In this room you can see examples of handicrafted tools and everyday objects.

Th Church Town Room
The church played a key role in Vilhelmina's history. Around the first church in Vilhelmina, built in the late 18th century, farmers built chalets to be able to spend the night during church weekends. From this old church there is a churchbell on display as well as the old "stool of shame" (skampallen). The new church was consecrated in 1846 and the church town was moved to its current location around the same time. There is also a model in the museum that illustrates the moving of the church.

Judging by the rich findings of arrowheads, hide scrapers and flakes from rivers and lakes in Vilhelmina, the area was early populated. The 10 000 year old cooking pit by lake Vojmsjön is the oldest prehistoric find so far in Västerbotten. There are many archaeological artifacts from both the Stone Age and the Bronze Age on display in the museum. From the Iron Age there is a beautiful imported necklace made of glass beads and a nearly 2000 year old wooden ski.

The settler household was more or less self sufficient. A large portion of the house work revolved around baking, dairy handling, and preserving food for winter. There are beautiful cheese molds made of root and a "gompa barrel" hanging on the walls of this room. Gompa is a vitamin packed herbal concoction that was used by both settlers and Sami to keep malnutrion at bay during winter.

The Settler Home
The kitchen was the natural common room in a settler's home. It was used for playing, eating and handicrafting. As the sun set at night, people often played music, sang songs and told stories about the occult. In a basket the size of a bed, poor and ill homeless people (rotehjon) could be forced to spend the remainder of their lives.