This year we commemorate the 135th anniversary of Feliksas Milevičius, who was the one of the most prominent people of the 20th centruy. He left a deep and meaningul footprint in the history of the develooment of the Telšiai city cultural life.
After receiving financial support from the duke of Plungė Mykolas Oginskis in 1900, he has successfully completed a trade of bookbinder speciality. In 1905, he received the first job in Telšiai court to work with the archive documents. He also taught bookbinding at the Telšiai Priest Seminary and worked as a head of St. Kazimieras society in Telšiai division. Later on, he opened a private bookstore in his own house as well as initiated establishment of a „flying bookstore” in 1910, which grown to a library society called „Kanklės”. With a great public support, F. Milevičius was elected as city elder of Telšiai for two terms and later on, he performed, as the Telšiai city elder’s assistant. During that period, there many good things done such as railway tracks from Telšiai to Kretinga and train station build. Furthermore, there were trees planted near the railway station and Telšiai School of Crafts opened. In addition, as F. Milevičius called his other „baby“, was establishment of power station in Telšiai.
Samogitian museum „Alka“holds a comprehensive archive of F. Milevičius personality and activities, his bright memories that will be kept in this museum for long decades. This archive captures the words about this prominent and notable personality: „F. Milevičius was everything that Telšiai needed most“.
Kaunas residential-commercial house is situated in the Open Air Museum of Lithuania. It was built at the end of the 19th c. – the beginning of the 20th c. in Kaunas suburbs and was moved to the museum in 1990–1992. The building has unique shapes and a planned structure. It stands out with the main façade division, rich décor, elaborate door and gate decorations, windows shape and their partitioning fitted for shop’s showcases. Interwar manufactory shop is established in the first floor of the house, interwar sewing houses and expositions of renowned jacquard loom weaver Justina Tolutaitė’s weaver shop – in the second. The most valuable exhibits are displayed in this virtual exhibition.
A part of the most valuable exhibits of the Nalšia Museum is displayed in this virtual exhibition : unique archaeological finds, exhibits from the History section of the museum, accessories used in manors houses and towns during the period of the end of the 19th c. – the beginning of the 20th c. In the virtual exhibition you will be also acquainted with the most valuable ethnographic exhibits of the Nalšia Region.