Local history Museum of Gorodkovichy Volost
Ryazan Region, Spassky district, Orekhovo
Tel.: +7 (910) 645-46-11
Excursions are free, but donations for the development of the museum are accepted.
The cost of the masterclasses is discussed on an individual basis.
Founder and owner of the museum
Sergey Viktorovich Pogodin
The creation of the museum was led by the desire to preserve (and in many ways restore) the long history of Gorodovenko parish in the Ryazan province, and to tell visitors about its peculiarities using still preserved household items, tools, photo-books, and documents about the life, troubles and joys of the villagers.
The three main exhibitions present traditional crafts, peasant life of the 19th – early 20th centuries, and the Soviet years. In the museum you can see wooden furniture, pottery, various items of cooperage from centuries past, and tools that were used daily by our ancestors: “kruporushku” and “stupa” tools, loom and spinning wheels, axes and saws, planes, turns, etc. Original local crafts are represented by a variety of handmade valances, napkins, towels, and tablecloths. The museum has many items from the Soviet period: textbooks from the 1940s, photos and postcards, tapestries, and a collection of cut glasses and decanters. Here you can hear the live sound of a gramophone and smell the perfume of a bygone era, or try yourself in weaving and spinning, weaving bast shoes and making rag dolls. Another area of the museum’s work is the study of the history of the villages of the parish and the genealogy of the inhabitants, based on documents from prior centuries.