Historical and Ethnographic Museum

 In 1996, Victor Borshevich bought a house in the village Butuceni (Orhei county) and opened its own historical and ethnographic museum. This house-museum is a special history. Even the keeper calls it "cultural onion". You know why? All items in this museum are more logical in a peasant's house. And such a house is logical in the village, and the village - in a suitable landscape. 

And only if you tie all these components together and perceive them as a whole - only  then "print of time" will be seen among all the ancient objects nestled in two rooms of the small blue and white house. Here is your "onion". How to get these items in the house-museum? Very easy. Someone finds something, somewhere, something is dug out, something is given, something is simply received. And there's nothing surprising. Things seemed to stretch themselves to the "collector". And so many things are here now: icons, statues, furniture, household items, photographs, musical instruments, books, appliances, furniture, every detail - no end to them. 
Items even gradually moved into the yard: grape press, carts, well with "sweep";. Old tombstones and crosses with Celtic, Jewish and Maltese signs peacefully  sleep at the gate... Incidentally, the idea to start his own museum came to Viktor Ivanovich during the trip to the USA when he saw the Michigan mayor's Museum in the same farm. Though Borshevich made not just a house-museum, but a kind of an excursion into the history of our region, a kind of "print time". The museum is always open for visits (when the landlord is at home). If You are thinking to get there, then the way can be shown by any resident of the village. One need only to ask: "Where's your house-museum of Borshevich"?

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