Smedvig

Taking care of contemporary history

Not many people have taken care of their own contemporary history like Daniel Øvstebø (75).

When you´ve lived a long adventurous life, there´s a lot to convey. When you drive county road 45 through Dirdal – after putting the fjord behind you – you pass a 116-year-old church and a large white brick building on the left-hand side.

Locals call the building Strikkeriet or Dirdal Strikkevarefabrikk (Dirdal knitting factory), and this building contains such a treasure it would move museum directors to tears. Daniel Øvstebø has spent a lifetime collecting the treasures that span over four floors and several hundred square metres. Amongst the treasures you will find trucks, T-fords, mopeds, boats, shop interiors, furniture, clothes, pictures and documents from the 20th century.

It´s all about society and prosperity, industry, daily life, technology and the consumer society – and last but not least the war history, which was very dramatic for people in Dirdal.
Print

More news

  • What's On

    01. Aug 2019
    Here you can find an overview of the webpages where all the events happening in the Stavanger region are posted! Go on, get busy exploring!
  • Sport and Outdoors

    01. Aug 2019
    The Stavanger region offers majestic fjords, beaches and an impressive mountain landscape. Here you also find some of the most popular natural tourist attractions in the country such as Kjerag and the Pulpit Rock. Accessibility is the key word, as this region is one of few places where you can experience a snow peaked mountaintop and a walk on the beach within a couple of hours.
  • Back to School: Managing Separation Anxiety

    06. Aug 2019
    Once again it is that time of year when school car parks are full and children bearing oversized backpacks fill the pavements. The new school year brings with it a range of emotions for both the child and parent including nerves, excitement, anticipation and curiosity.
  • Self-driving buses

    05. Aug 2019
    For the past two years Forus PRT, Forus Næringspark and Kolumbus have tested out a self-driving bus in Forus.
  • It´s a breeze

    16. Aug 2019
    Frank Emil Moen (52) has always been ahead of the game, and when technology catches up with him, he´s normally on to the next project.
  • Political Road trip

    05. Aug 2019
    Local and regional politicians to learn more about the business sector and the mutual challenges facing businesses in the region. 30 politicians representing most parties will on this road trip traveling through North Jæren in August.
  • Local elections – where do the parties stand?

    16. Aug 2019
    There is a clear political drive to preserve the region’s most important industry, and to welcome the same amount of cruise tourists. To stop all development of land-based wind energy, and to facilitate shore power and lobby for more International routes from Stavanger airport, Sola.