The Museum of Laukmiskiai village

 

Since the 24th of December 2002, the museum has been working, which is located by the Kupiskis lagoon (Levuo pond), survived the traditions of the past in Laukminiskiai village, settled down in writer’s Petras Babickas and actress’ Une Babickaite parents’ house. This building was restored by the concern of the fellow-countrymen Gediminas Kaluinas, Algimantas Zolubas and former long-time Virbaliskiai collective farm leader’s Bronius Inapas. In 1992, a memorial board was attached to the house dedicated to the actress Une Babickaite and writer-journalist Petras Babickas. Laukminiskiai village museum was arranged by Kupiskis District Virbaliskiai Primary School teachers Janina Puroniene and Kristina Aleksandraviciene. Educators were assisted by their students. Having arranged the property, the ethnographic exposition was restored, reflecting the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20 centuries surrounding village habitants’ daily, customs and traditions. After visiting the museum, visitors can get acquainted with the life and work of Une and Petras Babickas. The modest exposition is made for their memory. In this house not only was born Petras and his sister Une, but also two more brothers – Lithuanian Army’s Colonel Kazys and graduated from military science, having worked as a teacher Vytautas. All Babickas family have already gone to eternity.

 

Visiting the museum is free.

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