In the picturesque nook over the Dnieper-river, there is “untouched Cossacks’ father’s kurin”, D. Yavornitskiy memorial museum-house. It was in this house that D. Yavornitskiy had lived 35 years of his life (1905-1940).
D.I. Yavornitskiy (1855-1940( was a remarkably versatile scholar, cultural and public figure, enlightener, one of the most authoritative historian of the Zaporozhian Sich, founder of the Dniepropetorvsk historical and art museum, academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukraine. He was an archeologist, ethnographer, folkloric, writer, poet, lexicographer rolled into one.
This house was erected in 1905 by the project of architect l. Brodnitskiy. Its lay-out didn’t change. The visitors may see a vestibule, hall, dining-room, study, guests’ room. The interiors of these rooms remained unchanged.
The visitors’ acquaintance with the museum begins from the vestibule decorated with murals creates by artists M. Strunnikov and I. Tkachenko (1920). In the house there are D. Yavornitskiy’s personal belongings, furniture dated back to the late 19th-early 20th century, pictures by famous artists. Here the visitors may learn about this scholar’s life, his thoughts and dreams, how he had suffered and rejoiced at. D. Yavornitskiy was called Zaporozhian Nestor.
In one of the room there is a permanent show-room where the exhibitions from the Ukrainian state museum and private collections are displayed.
Behind the house there are trees and plants glorified in the Ukrainian folk songs and ballads.
Dear guests, come into the light quiet room of this museum, green, picturesque small garden and you will feel yourselves in the “heart” of the Ukraine, you will feel the fragrance of herbs and flowers of Pridneprovyen free Steppes. Everything in this house-museum reminds of the inimitable traits of Yavornitskiy’s personality, his titanic work for his Motherland’s and people’s benefit. We have been becoming his contemporaries for an instant and thus understand him better.
Different museum parties concerning particular subjects, meetings, scientific conferences, book presentation, master-classes, competitions are arranged at this museum. Our visitors may take part in them.
Here you can buy literature by the Dniepropetrovsk historical museum.
Museum is open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Address: Dniepropetrovsk, 49027, Shevchenko square, 15.
Tel. +38(0562)47-27-61, 44-27-33.