The Museum of Adomas Petrauskas

 

For the first visitors, Adomas Petrauskas opened his barn’s door in 1969. At that time, in the self-contained exposition was an ethnographic exhibits, an archaeological finds. Seeing his enthusiasm for accumulation of various antiques, then leaders of Antasava collective farm Vytautas Notkus and Albinas Vaizmuzis helped to expand the museum. The self-taught village master Jonas Lauzikas constructed and built an original tower-building in the museum-owner’s homestead. Now the museum of A. Petrauskas consists of a complex of buildings full of exhibits. In 1996, the museum-owner donated his life’s work to the Kupiskis District Municipality. The A.Petrauskas Museum, founded in the Uoginiai village, became the branch of the Kupiskis Ethnography Museum, with a collection of 7000 exhibits. Adomas Petrauskas was awarded the honorary citizen of Kupiskis region for the accumulated, preserved and presented spiritual and material ethnic culture in 2001.

 

Visiting the museum is free.

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