On April 13, another local historical and tourist trip to the “Old Village Museum took place for adults and children, who are now forced to take refuge in the Synevyr National Nature Park. The park staff constantly takes care of them and, as often as possible, attracts them in their free time to various environmental events and cultural programs.
Specialists of the Environmental and Educational Department of the Synevyr National Nature Park together with the administration of the “Old Village” Museum organized a tour for IDPs there.
The purpose of the event is to get to know the history of the native land, dispel negative thoughts about the present events and show them the past life of Transcarpathian ancestors who lived and worked for the past three centuries in the native territories, telling about the former life of Hutsuls, Bojky, and Lemky.
During the tour, visitors with great interest observed the railway, steam engine, and carriages of the old train, which can be called a zest of the museum. They learned about the numerous publications of the beginning of the last century. Special attention of children and adults was attracted by old wooden huts, then men’s and women’s outfits, craftsmen of highlanders, and finally the smithy. The participants also got acquainted with the conditions of young Kolochava locals studying during the Czechoslovak reign.
No less interesting was the monument to the hero of the struggle for freedom of Ukraine, erected by the commander of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army – Roman Shukhevych. The famous patriot took part in the battles for freedom and independence of the young Carpathian Ukraine.
All participants received unforgettable impressions from the tour of the museum and got acquainted with the past of Kolochava, as well as with unknown pages of the history of our region. Everyone who visited the tour heard interesting facts from history, immersed themselves in the atmosphere of the old village, walked the museum trails, enjoyed the warm spring sun, and most importantly – they cheered up their spirits and were a little bit distracted from the tense situation in Ukraine.
The event was held in cooperation with the Synevyr National Nature Park and the Institute of Ecological and Religious Studies (IERS) (headed by Alexander Bokotey) with the support of the German Nature Conservation Union (NABU), project coordinator Ivan Tymofeiev.
Informational Service of IERS