The museum stems back from 1906. The creators of this unique open air museum were Teodora and Izydor Gulgowski, who first in Poland started this concept.
They bought a peasant cottage and they gathered the typical household and farm, and a valuable collection of gold-embroidered traditional hats (czepiec), paintings on glass and ceramics.
At this moment open air museum is situated on 22 ha area and is situated at the Lake Gołuń. It consists of 45 objects: cottages, manor houses, school, blacksmith shop, windmills, church, farm buildings and workshops.
They present the richness and diversity of rural architecture from the period from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. The interior consists of authentic furniture, and other household elements.
Kashubian region is called Szwajcaria Kaszubska (Kashubian Switzerland) thanks to the local hills and lakes. Kashubia region is famous for its amazing nature, landscapes and historic sights such as castles, churches, monasteries.
Between the World Wars Kashubia was part of Poland. For coenturies the border – Teutonic, Prussian, or German – ran not far from here, but this land was Polish. Due to dense forests and deep waters the Kashubes lived here in isolation, preserved their culture, language and customs.
Nowadays there is half-a million of Kashubians and their language is a recognized language, not only the words differ but also spelling and phonetics. When in Kashubian region you can spot everywhere the names of places written in two languages: Polish and Kashubian.
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