Exhibition annotation

Vaclovas Intas (1925–2007) the founder of the Republican Museum and Park of Rare Stones is the most famous person of Mosėdis village (Skuodas District). For many years he consistently and creatively worked for preserving boulders that are one of the rarest reflectors of geological past. The number of boulders is steadily decreasing in the natural environment of Lithuania.

Vaclovas Intas was a physician that taught people to get acquainted with nature, foster it and how to recognize stone as an object of research that could provide peculiarity and beauty for the household. On his initiative all Mosėdis village became an open-air museum. To this day it attracts people and shows that stones are not only the long-time obstacles for farmers in their farmlands or a building material, but also an environmental decoration.

Unique boulders are exhibited in the Museum of Rare Stones. Stones are sorted out according to their place of origin and demonstrate the thickness of the glacier that covered the territory of Lithuania.

In the virtual exhibition samples of the exhibits from the rich collection of boulders are displayed. This collection consists of unique boulders, small stones that formed in human organism, semi-precious stones (minerals, palaeontological finds) etc.

Most of the exhibits in this virtual exhibition are stored in the museum from its very beginning. The knowledge about these values reveals the diversity of nature and its processes.