Matti Peltokangas, Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt, 2010
A sculpture depicting Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt made by the sculptor Matti Peltokangas (b. 1952) was unveiled on 13 August 2010. The sculpture, placed in the front yard of Halikko Library, was donated to the City of Salo at the same time. The sculpture was realised in cooperation between several parties, including Joensuu Manor/Åminne Gods, Nokia Oyj, Sampo Oyj, TS-Yhtymä Oy, Salo City, Salon Osuuspankki, SSP-Yhtiöt Oy, Stiftelsen för Åbo Akademi and Suur-Seudun Osuuskauppa.
G. M. Armfelt (1757–1814) is undoubtedly one of the most remarkable persons in the history of our country. He had a unique opportunity to work closely with the political leaders of two nations: first in the 1780s and beginning of the 1790s as a favourite of the Swedish King Gustav III, and in the early 1810s as a close advisor of the Russian Emperor Alexander I. His estate was Åminne (Joensuu) Manor. G.M. Armfelt is buried in Halikko Church.