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Gjerstadhuset is the childhood home of «Snåsakaillen» Joralf Gjerstad, which opened it's door to the public in 2012.The houe is renovated and appear virtually identical to how it looked throughout his childhood. It is the Gjerstadhuset Foundation who have carried out the renovation and the house originates from Berg Nedre from around mid 1800s, but was moved to its present location in 1924.The house is situated in the courtyard of Gjerstad and his wife Marthe's current residence.
The house is a museum, and shows their life and work. There are pictures of Joralf family, awards he and his wife Marthe've got and you will hear different stories.
For showrounds and questions about the house, please contact
John Sverre Gjerstad
Tel no: 98 67 44 46
Joralf has authored several books about local history, in addition to self biographies. The most famous biography written about Joralf was published in 2008 and was written by Ingar Sletten Kolloen.
Joralf Gjerstad has received the Kings Medal of Merit in silver and a documentary about him "Do you feel the warmth" has been shown on TV (NRK).
Additionally, at Snåsa Hotell, there is a "Joralfmuseum" in the form of an exhibition about Joralf's life and work (pictures and newspaper clippings etc), and a bust of "the Snåsa Man", amongst other things.