Jonas Basanavičius’s birthplace contains a solitary homestead of a well-to-do Suvalkian farmer with traditional residential and auxiliary buildings from the late 19th to early 20th century. This is where the leader of the national revival movement, physician and public figure, dr. Jonas Basanavičius (1851–1927), grew up. The restored farmhouse holds period furniture, interior details and textile. Several items of personal use that belonged to Basanavičius are also displayed. In the two-part granary with a porch, household utensils, implements and textile are presented. In the mow of the barn, various wheat threshing and winnowing mechanisms and land-working tools are exhibited. Another part of the barn accommodates a large stage with an auditorium, where various museum events, amateur theatre and folklore festivals are held in the warm season. The auxiliary buildings contain two exhibition rooms and a spacious educational room.

The homestead of Jonas Basanavičius is surrounded by an oak grove of the National Revival of Lithuania. The idea to plant an oak grove in the Sūduvian land, in the birthplace of the patriarch of national revival, was advanced by engineer Vitalius Stepulis, teacher Algimantas Kepežėnas, economist Vygandas Čaplikas, park researcher Kęstutis Labanauskas, geographer Rimantas Krupickas, specialist in agriculture Vladas Markauskas, and specialist in land utilization Romualdas Survila in the autumn of 1988. In April 1989, an area of 30 hectares was planted with trees. The oak grove is expanding each year, with more than 8,000 oak trees growing in an area of 40 hectares today.

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Jonas Basanavicius Birthplace

Jonas Basanavicius Birthplace

Jonas Basanavičius’s birthplace contains a solitary homestead of a well-to-do Suvalkian farmer with traditional residential and auxiliary buildings from the late 19th to early 20th century

Jonas Basanavicius Birthplace

Jonas Basanavičius’s birthplace contains a solitary homestead of a well-to-do Suvalkian farmer with traditional residential and auxiliary buildings from the late 19th to early 20th century

Jonas Basanavicius Birthplace

Jonas Basanavičius’s birthplace contains a solitary homestead of a well-to-do Suvalkian farmer with traditional residential and auxiliary buildings from the late 19th to early 20th century

Jonas Basanavicius Birthplace

Jonas Basanavičius’s birthplace contains a solitary homestead of a well-to-do Suvalkian farmer with traditional residential and auxiliary buildings from the late 19th to early 20th century

Jonas Basanavicius Birthplace

Jonas Basanavičius’s birthplace contains a solitary homestead of a well-to-do Suvalkian farmer with traditional residential and auxiliary buildings from the late 19th to early 20th century

Jonas Basanavicius Birthplace

Jonas Basanavičius’s birthplace contains a solitary homestead of a well-to-do Suvalkian farmer with traditional residential and auxiliary buildings from the late 19th to early 20th century

Jonas Basanavičius’s birthplace contains a solitary homestead of a well-to-do Suvalkian farmer with traditional residential and auxiliary buildings from the late 19th to early 20th century. This is where the leader of the national revival movement, physician and public figure, dr. Jonas Basanavičius (1851–1927), grew up. The restored farmhouse holds period furniture, interior details and textile. Several items of personal use that belonged to Basanavičius are also displayed. In the two-part granary with a porch, household utensils, implements and textile are presented. In the mow of the barn, various wheat threshing and winnowing mechanisms and land-working tools are exhibited. Another part of the barn accommodates a large stage with an auditorium, where various museum events, amateur theatre and folklore festivals are held in the warm season. The auxiliary buildings contain two exhibition rooms and a spacious educational room.

The homestead of Jonas Basanavičius is surrounded by an oak grove of the National Revival of Lithuania. The idea to plant an oak grove in the Sūduvian land, in the birthplace of the patriarch of national revival, was advanced by engineer Vitalius Stepulis, teacher Algimantas Kepežėnas, economist Vygandas Čaplikas, park researcher Kęstutis Labanauskas, geographer Rimantas Krupickas, specialist in agriculture Vladas Markauskas, and specialist in land utilization Romualdas Survila in the autumn of 1988. In April 1989, an area of 30 hectares was planted with trees. The oak grove is expanding each year, with more than 8,000 oak trees growing in an area of 40 hectares today.

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