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The Museum Classes - It’s Great!

24.06.2009

On June, 11-23, 2009, the museum-workers of the Children Program department of the State M.A. Sholokhov Museum-Reserve held fascinating classes at the People’s House when exposing the exhibition “The Golden Word of Yaroslavl” for the schoolchildren attending the summer sanitary playground.

The exhibition made by the Yaroslavl Historical-Architectural Museum-Reserve displayed a profound material on the history of the ancient Yaroslavl. Viewing the exposition the children realized how highly developed was the Russian culture, the art of book-printers, of artists in words, and the fact of discovery in the XVIII century in Yaroslavl of the wonderful XII century memorial of the ancient Russian literature “A Story of Igor’s Army” was not accidental.

The boys and girls learned a lot of interesting things about the everyday life of the Yaroslavl merchants, that they were engaged not only in trade, but also in erecting temples, making up libraries for their descendants.

In classes the children tried on the roles of merchants: having learned the mechanism of the steelyard (scales) and a pound (measure of weight), they weighed a water-melon and estimated its price. When examining a one-thousand note they found at this exhibition a reproduction of the picture by V.G. Byelonogov depicting the church which image in the town view was printed on the note.

How greatly were the children impressed by the excursion to the “copier’s shop”! They learned about the history of literature, tried to write with a goose-feather pen, learned that the parchment was made of the finely processed veal skin. One could even insert his name into the “Decree of  Yaroslav the Wise”, arranged according to that time.

The classes at the “People’s House” of the Museum-Reserve produced a bright impression in the young historians.

S. Usova