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N. Gogol Literary-Memorial Museum in Velikie Sorochintsy description and photo - Ukraine: Mirgorod. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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N.V. Gogol is the first museum that was opened in the writer's homeland in Velikiye Sorochintsy, Mirgorodsky district, Poltava region. It was housed in the restored house of the local doctor M. Trokhimovsky, where the future writer was born in 1809.
The initiator of the creation of this museum was the famous artist Ambrose Buchma during the filming of the film Sorochinskaya Yarmarka in 1929 ... In 1943, during the Great Patriotic War, the house was completely destroyed, and the museum exhibits burned down. After the war, it was decided to restore the museum and in 1951 it was reopened. In 1952, a bronze bust of the writer was installed in front of the facade of the museum.
The exposition of the museum is located in five halls, in which the interiors of the 19th century are recreated. More than seven thousand exhibits open the pages of Nikolai Gogol's life - his childhood and adolescence, his studies at the Nizhyn Gymnasium of Higher Sciences, the Moscow and St. Petersburg periods of his life. The great value of the museum is the writer's personal belongings - his portfolio, top hat and notebook, as well as the first editions of his famous works “Evenings on a Farm near Dykanka”, “The Inspector General”, “Dead Souls” and others. Unique translations of these works into Ukrainian are kept here. language - "Dead souls, or Mandrivki Chichikov" by I. Frank, the book "Vechornitsi" translated by L. Ukrainka and M. Obachny, edited by O. Pchilka. You can see a collection of folk songs recorded by N. Gogol, which includes 412 Ukrainian and 105 Russian folk songs, published by G. Georgievsky in 1908. Also in the museum's expositions are a rare photograph of Gogol's mother with children, a portrait of the writer by I. Repin, a copy of Gogol's death mask. Part of the exposition is occupied by illustrations to the writer's works and a unique phototype with a scene of the staging of the comedy "The Inspector General" in 1886 on the fiftieth anniversary of the play.0
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