The history of the manor house in Będomin

20 April 2018 - 30 April 2019

The history of the manor house in Będomin / Historia dworu w Będominie

Place Będomin 16, 83-422 Nowy Barkoczyn, POLAND
Organizer Muzeum Narodowe w Gdańsku / National Museum in Gdańsk
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Dates: preview 19.04.2018 at 14:00, exhibition open 20.04.2018 – 30.04.2019
Place: National Anthem Museum in Będomin (Branch of the National Museum in Gdańsk)
Curators: Małgorzata Gańska, Przemysław Rey

The manor house in Będomin was built in the early 18th century and changed owners frequently over its 300 year history. Its best known owner is Józef Wybicki who wrote the lyrics to the Polish national anthem. The story of the manor house in Będomin exhibition is dedicated to the history of the Wybicki family and to the stories of the other families, persons, institutions and events related to Będomin.

A great deal of the exhibits have been obtained owing to the kindness of the descendants of the manor house’s residents. You can see never-before-published photographs that document the life of the manor house during the Second World War. The Dahlweid family (the last owners of the residence in Będomin) has donated many family mementoes related to the manor house for the exhibition. The pictures from the photo album of Ms Regina Poczekaj, who was a forced labourer at the Będomin manor house in World War II, record the life of the manor house from different perspectives: its German owners and that of a forced labourer.

The exhibition also shows the manor house’s post-World War II history, when the Red Army was stationed in Będomin for a short time (immediately after the Dahlweids left the property), the farm that was created here, and the later educational institutions: the Józef Wybicki Peoples’ University and a primary school that functioned in the manor house until 1977.

The exhibition will open the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the National Anthem Museum in Będomin, which has been open at the Wybicki Manor House as a Branch of the National Museum in Gdańsk since 1978.

Honorary auspices
Mieczysław Struk
Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodship

National Museum in Gdańsk
National Anthem Museum in Będomin
Będomin 16,
83-422 Nowy Barkoczyn
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