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Wine Growing and Tree Growing Museum

Museum code7104800
NameWine Growing and Tree Growing Museum
AddressStr. Banu Radu Golescu
Postal code117717
E-MAIL addresscmngolesti@yahoo.com
AccessDN Bucharest - Piteşti km 105; bus no. 4; minibuses
Time table9:00 - 17:00 (summer); 9:00 - 16:00 (winter); Monday: closed
DirectorFilofteia Luminiţa Pally
Collection(s)The museum has four departments: the Golescu family memorial house, set up in 1943, the pedagogical department (1962), the history department (1959) - reorganized in 1982, the ethnographic department of the Argeş county (1963) - reorganized in 1991, and the open air museum of fruit growing and vine growing (1966). The Golescu Mansion, built in 1640, is a historic monument and it was restored between 1942 and 1943. In the Golescu Mansion there are on display memorial items: period furniture, personal belongings of the Golescu family, manuscripts; folk art: interiors, costumes, pottery. The open air department comprises folk architecture and technology, vinegrowing facilities. Golescu mansion, located today on the territory of Ştefăneşti town, is the only secular fortified residence south of the Carpathians, representative for the period before the architecture of Brancoveanu style. Founded in 1640 by nobleman Leurdeanu Stroe, the mansion was destroyed by fire. In 1716 was restored and expanded in the late 18th century by Radu Golescu. The complex entered the cultural circuit 75 years ago, after a long process of restoration. Before the inauguration in 1943, the rooms were furnished with pieces donated by descendants of Golescu noble family. Also, original paintings of members of the family, painted by C. D. Rosenthal, were made available to the painter Nicolae Grant to be copied and then exposed the mansion. Important was the donation of Library 'I.I.C. Bratianu 'in Bucharest, which consisted of a large number of antique books, kept today in the museum. Access to the complex is through a fortified entrance pavilion, built of wooden wall at the bottom and the top, which served as a place for surveillance and security. It is said that Tudor Vladimirescu lived here between 18 and 21 May 1821 before being caught and killed in command of Alexander Ypsilanti. Right at the entrance, on the right, is the room of civic school, founded by the great Ban Radu Golescu in the early 19th century. The school, which taught the village children, functioned until 1821, and five years later was re-opened by Golescu as a secondary boarding school. This was the first modern school with tuition in Romanian and worked until 1830. In the former school both furniture and old books are exposed. From the epoch of Radu Golescu dates and a hospital of the poor, called "infirmary", located to the left of the entry into the museum complex. Another interesting building, which dates from the early 19th century, is the Turkish steam bath. The building has thick rectangular walls made of brick and mortar. The ceiling is built of brick vault and is provided with holes for ventilation. The main building, located in the center of the fortified enclosure, was built over a basement area of almost 250 square meters, with nearly a meter thick walls. One of the two rooms in the cellar has a "vault" where owners could take refuge in case of danger. The mansion has undergone over time, a number of changes and additions. The building, rectangular, was originally conceived with a single level dwelling, having raised floor about two meters above the ground and four slopes roof, made of shingle. Inside, the rooms are arranged around a central hall, equipped with a spiral staircase, wooden, giving access to the floor where was a ball room. The whole complex was restored in 2015-2016 and reopened to the public in summer 2016. The museum of fruit growing and vine growing comprises three complementary sectors. The most important sector is that of peasant households brought from the main vine growing and fruit growing zones of the country, grouped under the form of a Romanian village figuring the country contour, and the chain of the national historical provinces. Each vinegrowing and fruit growing household incorporates both the home, and all the adjoining constructions and the specific tools. The second sector is made up of the facilities and tools characteristic of the main trades outside the households, such as: the pubs, the hill mansions etc. The third sector will be organized in a specially built pavilion, illustrating the history of the fruit growing and vinegrowing in Romania, from ancient times up to the present day, on the basis of the archaeological, numismatic, epigraphic, and historical documents evidence. Until now have been arranged 25 vine growing and fruit growing complexes, each comprising between three and seven adjoining constructions, as well as 14 constructions pertaining to the facility sector outside the households, that together with the houses and the other constructions are over 140 constructions. Most constructions pertaining to the open air museum of fruit growing and vine growing date from the 18th and the 19th centuries. The museum owns goods listed in the National Cultural Heritage Treasure.
Historic Monument building Historic Monument building AG-II-m-A-13697.01
General profileEthnography
Main profileEthnography, History
WEB addresshttp://www.muzeulgolesti.ro
Social Mediahttps://www.facebook.com/muzeul.golesti
PublicationsMuseum - Studii şi Comunicări de Istorie şi Etnografie
Contact personFilofteia Luminiţa Pally
AccreditationO.M.P.C.N. nr.2288/08.06.2012
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