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Former Inhabitants of Wieliczka

The purpose of the exhibition is to show social, cultural and sports life of the inhabitants of Wieliczka between the 19th century and the outbreak of WWII.
The purpose of the exhibition is to show social, cultural and sports life of the inhabitants of Wieliczka between the 19th century and the outbreak of WWII. This life was very rich. From the second half of 19th century, the concerts of "Lutnia" and Saltworks Orchestra, taking place in the Municipal Park and the Saltwork Park were a fixed part of city life. Successful performances organized by the local team of Amateur Theatre were described in numerous newspapers. Access to works of Polish and international literature was facilitated by two libraries operating in Wieliczka at that time - the People's Library and the Library of Saltworks Workers of St. Kunigund; at the same time, the libraries were a place of social meetings. Annual cycling races organized by the Cycling and Motor Club (established in the 1820's and having most renowned city burghers as its members) attracted great throngs of people. The exhibition, recounting a multi-plot story of the Wieliczka society, constitutes a "sentimental journey" to the times that are irrevocably gone. Memory about the society that created the image of the city continues to live in old photographs, documents, diplomas, posters and well-preserved facilities. Visitors can access old newspapers with information about Wieliczka printed over one hundred years ago and seat in old school benches. Exhibition entitled "Former Inhabitants of Wieliczka" will be open until June 17, 2011 in the Saltworks Castle.

Full details - www.muzeum.wieliczka.pl
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  • Program regionalny
  • województwo maloposkie
  • Unia Europejska
The following Project is cofinanced by the European Union under the Małopolska Regional Operational Programme for the years 2007 – 2013