"Costache Negruzzi" Museum

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The building dates from 1807 - 1810. It was restored between 1994 and 1995 and comprises five exhibition halls, a large hall for special events. The memorial house includes a documentary exhibition and the museum reconstitution of four memorial rooms. The central hall, where there is the documentary exhibition, includes manuscripts, autographed first issues of different books, photographs, photocopies, personal belongings of the writer (a pipe, medals, stamps, solar clock etc.), numerous excerpts from their works, bibliographical and genealogical files, pictures and oil paintings, as well as gypsum busts. The memorial rooms - music room, study, dining-room, bedroom - are arranged to resemble... as well as possible their original display, with an emphasis on pieces of furniture, musical instruments (Jacob's flute, Leon's piano), photographs, portraits of family and friends made by contemporary Jassy artists, period engravings, carpets, lightning devices, and original dining-room pieces of furniture. The library comprises a reconstitution of newspaper and magazine collections, books, calendars, numerous issues of the Negruzzi works, old Romanian books, manuscripts, French, German, Greek, Latin, Italian literary works, etc. In 1807 Dinu Negruzzi (the father of writer Constantin Negruzzi) received on his marriage to Sofia Hermeziu, as dowry, the estate of Trifeştii Vechi (a locality later named Hermeziu, and since 1967 Lunca Prut). Here were born: Constantin (Costache) Negruzzi (1808 - 1868), the father of the Romanian historical short story; writer Iacob C. Negruzzi (1842 - 1932), one of the five founders of the "Junimea" society and secretary, for 25 years, of the "Convorbiri literare" magazine; Ella L. Negruzzi (1876 - 1949), the first female lawyer in Romania. Here lived and was buried, next to his brother Gheorghe and his father, in the courtyard of the village church built by Constantin in 1939, Leon C. Negruzzi (1840 - 1890) - a "Junimea" writer, former mayor and prefect of Jassy. Also in Trifeşti lived Leon's son, general Mihai L. Negruzzi (1873 - 1958), a writer, memoirist, former mayor of Jassy and royal resident of the Prut district in 1930, as well as his son - Leon M. Negruzzi (1899 - 1987), a writer in the French language and translator into the French language of numerous pages of Romanian literature. The house opened as a museum on October 7, 1995. The museum was named among 65 others across Europe by Bristol EMYA Foundation for European Museum of the Year Award 1996.

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Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 16:00;
For groups, booking is needed three days in advance at 0232.410.340
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Administrative subordination:
Iaşi County Council
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Lucian Dan Teodorovici
Contact person:
Iulian Pruteanu
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