Elias Lönnrot Centre, Old Town Hall of Kajaani, Linnankatu 14
Elias Lönnrot worked as a district and castle physician in Kajaani from 1833 to 1853. He traveled to do vaccination rounds but also to collect epic poetry in Karelia and compiled Kalevala, the national epic of Finland. Elias Lönnrot Centre in the old Kajaani town hall, administered by Elias Lönnrot Society, exhibits and honors the heritage and life work of Elias Lönnrot. The house hosts culture events and open days and there is literature for sale. The house is available to rent out and regularly functions as a venue of meetings, training, seminars and several kinds of festivities.