This year we commemorate the 135th anniversary of Feliksas Milevičius, who was the one of the most prominent person of the 20th century.  He left a deep and meaningful footprint in the history of the development of Telšiai city cultural life.

Feliksas Milevičus was born in Telšiai, 1883. He was from a poor family as his father was a carpenter and his mother was a tailor. 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 his 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”.

F. Milevičius was characterized and acknowledged by the active, social and cultural activities. Besides, he was initiative, had the ability to generate ideas and found ways to implement them. While Telšiai had only 5000 population and just small amount of intelligent people in the beginning of the 20th century, the city‘s life was blooming, as long as the first performance took place in 1907, accompanied by F. Milevičius. According to him: „ It was the first powerful Lithuanian word from the stage“. Cultural and social activities became more and more active as Feliksas Milevičius and his associated professionals have founded the scene and association called „Kanklės“. It had been working from 1906 until 1925. With a great public support, F. Milevičius was elected as city elder of Telšiai for two terms and later on, he performed, as the assistant of Telšiai city. During that period, there were 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. On the behalf of the Lithuanian Society of Entrepreneurs and voluntary basis there, the summerhouse (Kurhaus) built near the Lake of Germantas and other, more works done to repatriate the city and the people of Telšiai. Although, F. Milevičius have shifted his light and shared it with others, his own life was forgotten. The Ministry of Education and Culture of Lithuania have awarded him with personal pension in 1938, which terminated in 1940. Only through excessive misery and humiliation in the end of his life, he has been allocated with a monthly allowance of 15 roubles. F. Milevičius have died on the 3rd of March in 1965 and buried in the old cemetery in Telšiai.

Samogitian museum „Alka“ holds a comprehensive archive of F. Milevičius personality and activities, his bright memories will be kept in this museum for long decades. This prominent and notable personality has worth a thousand words, but the most meaningful are kept in the archive, that captures: „F. Milevičius was everything that Telšiai needed most“.