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A Tour through Memorial Houses from Neamt County

19 February 2010 No Comment

tour-memorial-houses-neamt-countyI invite you in Neamt County for a pilgrimage of your soul in the places where great writers from Romania were born and lived. You’ll discover the stories of this spectacular place that over the years impressed children and grownups of all ages.

In these small museums the atmosphere remained unchanged: furniture, personal artifacts, photographs, a pen on the desk, an open book on a table near an armchair. The experience will be unique and personal because it will resonate inside you: you’ll return in time when you were just a kid reading these books or spending all day long playing.

Location of the Memorial Houses in Neamt County

tour-memorial-houses-calistrat-hogasThe Memorial Museum “Calistrat Hogas” from Piatra Neamt was first opened in 1969 in the house were the writer Calistrat Hogas lived. The house was built in 1885 and its architectural style is characteristic to that area, being included in the list of protected architectural monuments from Romania. The exhibition contains family documents, manuscripts, pieces of furniture and objects that belonged to the writer.

tour-memorial-houses-ion-creangaThe Memorial House “Ion Creanga” from Humulesti, Neamt is the place where our grates storyteller Ion Creanga (also known as Nica the sun of Stefan a Petrei) was born. The house is built in a traditional architectural style and represents the essence of the people that lived in these places at that time: common sense and modesty. All the elements described by Ion Creanga in his book “Memories from my Childhood” are there: the stove, the chairs, the threads used by cats to play all day long.

tour-memorial-houses-veronica-micleThe Memorial House “Veronica Micle” from Targu Neamt is one of the houses that belonged to the poet Veronica Micle that was very dear to her. The exhibition contains personal objects that belonged to Veronica Micle, the muse of our grates poet Mihai Eminescu.

tour-memorial-houses-alexandru-vlahutaThe Memorial House “Alexandru Vlahuta” from Agapia, Neamt is the place where the writer Alexandru Vlahuta was born and where he also lived his childhood. The house is located in the village Agapia, which is unique by the fact that all its inhabitants are nuns. The exhibition contains objects that belonged to the writer: letters, books and manuscripts.

tour-memorial-houses-visarion-puiuThe Memorial House Visarion Puiu and the Museum Mihail Sadoveanu from the monastery village of the Neamt Monastery, was built in 1937 by Visarion Puiu, Mitropolit of Bucovina (Mitropolit is a religious distinction that means the chief of the church on a certain area, in this case Bucovina) and where the writer Mihail Sadoveanu spend his last years. The exhibition still maintains the atmosphere from that period, with documents, photos, portraits of the writer and his parents, an ivory chess and his samurai sword.

tour-memorial-houses-i-mironescuThe Memorial House “I. I. Mironescu” from Tazlau, Neamt is the house where I.I. Mironescu was born and where he also lived his childhood. The house became a museum in 1969 and the exhibition contains personal objects, photos, blueprints, books and pieces of furniture.

tour-memorial-houses-vasile-contaThe Memorial House “Vasile Conta” Ghindaoani, Neamt is the place where the Romanian philosopher Vasile Conta was born. It became a museum in 1993 and displays elements of local history, ethnographic materials, art and papers of Vasile Conta.

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