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New Exhibitions Opened at the Sholokhov Museum

25.12.2019

On the territory of the memorial and historical complex in stanitsa Vyoshenskaya (“The old house of Mikhail Sholokhov”) on December 24, 2019, new expositions opened for visitors: a barn in the courtyard and a building above a cellar. We invite everyone to get acquainted with the life of Cossacks at the beginning of the 20th century, the features of the construction of Cossack house and household buildings, as well as with traditional Cossack crafts.

Why was the Cossack house Kuren called “round”? What materials were used in the construction of the house, and which ones were used in the construction of farm buildings? What is a “balyasnick”? The answers to these and many other questions will be given to you by an experienced guide.

New exhibits in the barn will tell about the life of the Cossack family at the beginning of the 20th century, about the features of agriculture, cattle breeding and fishing. Visitors will see a flail, a threshing stone, an old plow, a yoke, a kayuk, a sepetcka and other household equipment and fishing equipment.

A necessary building in the economy of the Cossack was a cellar. The extensive building above the cellar serves as reliable protection of the cellar itself from atmospheric precipitation, freezing in winter or overheating in the summer. At the same time, it is a convenient warehouse for short-term storage of vegetables and apples, as well as garden tools and equipment.

Сlay balsans, cakes, jugs, wooden bowls, a rocker arm, a wicker for storing dried fruits will help you to get acquainted with the traditional Cossack crafts: weaving, making household utensils from wood, and pottery production.

We are waiting for guests and residents of stanitsa Vyoshenskaya in the “Old House of Mikhail Sholokhov "on the street Sholokhov, 103. The exposition will be interesting to both adults and young visitors!

 

 Marina Furmanova