Updates: 26.12.2021 22:17
Svratka (Žďársko) – The Municipal Museum in Svratka in Žďársko has opened the exhibition Before Jesus Comes. It should recall the pre-Christmas preparations during the First Republic and during the communist era. Historical electrical appliances are necessary for pre-Christmas cleaning or baking. Among the exhibits are also Christmas cutters and other helpers for baking cookies, and even food packaging, including flour, sugar or jams. Sometimes with the original content. The head of the museum, Martin Mudroch, told ČTK. The exhibition will be open until December 30.
The exhibition also includes home electronics manufactured by the nearby company Eta Hlinsko. There are also unique rhombic irons, designed by Stanislav Lachman, who also designed vacuum cleaners. “Rectangular irons were made for about four years until 1972, but it was unique. We have them specifically from 1971,” said Mudroch. According to him, about 1.5 million of the more widespread 241 were produced and exported to Western Europe.
The exhibited molds and cutters were manufactured directly in Svratka. “To this day, there is the company Smolík, which makes cutters. They always give us something from the new collection. They are our sponsors, which of course I really appreciate. Therefore, we have stored samples of some of their products in the future,” said Mudroch. The exhibitions also include plastic candy cutters produced by Mars Svratka between 1958 and 1962.
“And since today is the time, we don’t have much humor, so we thought it wouldn’t be futile to accompany it with Christmas-themed cartoon jokes, for example. And again, a cross-section of the time. Some jokes are from the 1940s. , but also cartoon jokes so that people can have a little fun, “said Mudroch.
The museum offers themed Christmas exhibitions on a regular basis. Last year’s exhibition of Christmas postcards, however, was prevented by anti-epidemic measures, in 2019 the museum exhibited Christmas decorations, a year earlier prepared an exhibition referring to the traditions of Christmas from the First Republic called Christmas under Masaryk’s father.
The museum in Svratka was opened in May 2005. Inside, it resembles a small town street during the First Republic. It consists of stylized houses, which include exhibits for plumbers, potters, shoemakers, ski and sled manufacturers, hatters, furriers and tailors and colonial newsagents. Since October 2013, the museum has also included the Jednota country store in its form around 1970. Its exhibits have already been featured in several films. “We only lent some goods to the film Dukla 61, but in the film I, Olga Hepnarová they packed all this, took it to Ústí nad Orlicí, where they shot it, installed it and it was our Jednota,” said Mudroch.
According to Mudroch, the reason for the establishment of the museum was an effort to focus on regional history. The unusual installation and attention to the First Republic was to distinguish it from other regional museums. “As things increased, so did the exhibition for the post-war years, because those things are, but they’re getting worse,” Mudroch said.
Source: České noviny – hlavní události by www.ceskenoviny.cz.
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