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Museum of Freedom Wars History in Obeliai 
Obelių istorijos muziejaus ekspozicijos fragmentas
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Museum of Freedom Wars History in Obeliai

Contacts
Address: Vytauto g. 18, LT-42222, Obeliai, Rokiškio rajonas.
Tel. (+370 ~ 458) 79 603, +370 688 70348.
E-mail obeliumuziejus[at]gmail.com

Information for Visitor

Opening hours
Tuesday – Saturday 10–16.

Admission:
adults – 3,5 Lt (1,0 €);
pupils, students, pensioners – 2 Lt (0,6 €).

Guided tour: 14 Lt (4 €).

Educational programme “Bunker Secrets Revealed” – 2 Lt per person.
Trip to the bunker by customer’s transport – 3 Lt per person.

Obeliai
Obeliai, town in the northeastern Lithuania, bordering a lake of the same name; it is 14 km east of Rokiškis and 10 km from the Lithuanian-Latvian border.
The town, estate, and the town ship are known since the 16th century. The town expanded considerably when the Šiauliai-Daugavpils (Latvia) railroad was routed through there in 1873. The first church was built in 1629; the present one in 1860, remodeled in 1899. At the end of the 18th century a parochial school was opened, the pupils being mostly peasant children. In 1828, during Russian rule, the school building was converted into a weaving mill. During the uprising of 1905, the local peasants ousted the Russian public officials and established their own committee. In independent Lithuania, Obeliai served as the township seat.

Fragments of History
Obeliai History Museum was founded in 1998 by the Rokiškis District Municipal Council as a structural part of the Rokiškis Region Museum.
The Museum of History of Freedom Fights in Obeliai is a cultural institution for civic education. About 9000 exhibits are gathered in the museum. They are grouped according to the separate thematic subjects. Obeliai region, history of the state of Lithuania, Lithuanian folk art, the army of Lithuania, partisan fights in the north-east of Lithuania, and numismatics are among such subjects.
Teacher and former partisan Andrius Dručkus born in the region of Obeliai was the initiator of the establishment of this museum. During the long years of soviet occupation he collected and preserved from the watchful eye of the KGB his personal collection. Those objects had been donated to the museum and now serve as an evidence of struggle for freedom of Lithuanian people, speak about their dreams and hopes.
The museum has collected over 1000 books and catalogs on the Lithuanian resistance during soviet occupation, Lithuanian army during the inter-war period and its’ restoration after independence was reestablished, folk art, numismatics, notaphily, medals and orders of merit. 

 

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