The Rev Krzysztof Kluk Museum of Agriculture

Muzeum Rolnictwa im. ks. Krzysztofa KlukaThe Rev Krzysztof Kluk Museum of Agriculture was built because of the Ciechanowiec Admirers’ Society’s initiative. On the fifth of July 1964 there was an official opening of the Social Museum of Agriculture. It was nationalized in 1968. At the beginning the Museum was situated in an old fire station, and in December 1969 it was transferred to a reconstructed Starzeńscy counts’ mansion in Ciechanowiec – Nowodwory.

Already in 1967, on the mansion’s grounds, had begun the building of an open-air museum – the first object was moved in July – a many-sided wooden manage (riding area) from the town of Usza Mała. At present the open-air museum consists of 44 historic objects (XVIII cent. – XX cent.).

Currently the Museum of Agriculture occupies a 26 ha area, owns two branches: in Drewnow (windmill with a miller’s homestead) and Dąbrowa Łazy (windmill), and eight departments:

  • Ethnographic – the oldest department of the Museum, in possession of over 10000 exhibits;
  • Historically-Artistic – in possession of over 4000 historical exhibits and over 1000 artistic exhibits;
  • Department of Rural Architecture - Mazowiecko-Podlaski Open-air Museum, based on a project by Prof. Dr hab. Ignacy Felicjan Tłoczek, an outstanding expert on Polish rural architecture.
  • Department of Agricultural Technology – possesses the collection of over 700 machines, tools and documents concerning agricultural technology.
  • Department of the History of Cultivation – which collects, draws up and spreads the knowledge about history of cultivation in Poland.
  • Department of Raising and Breeding of Farm Animals – which collects, draws up, stores and spreads everything, which portrays the history of development of raising and breeding of animals. In the extent of the department in the open-air museum the native animal breeds are being bred.
  • Department of Herbal Traditions – regular tasks of the herbal department includes looking after the „Plants Fit for Medical Use Garden” based on the „Plant Lexicon” by Rev Krzysztof Kluk.
  • Museum of Veterinary – it was opened in 1982 and even though formally it remains a department of the Museum of Agriculture, on account of uniqueness of the subject, completeness of the collection and the importance for the national veterinarian circle it has been promoted to a rank of museum.

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