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Saratov Regional Museum of Local Lore description and photos - Russia - Volga region: Saratov. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The building of the local history museum was built in the middle of the eighteenth century for the richest inhabitant of Saratov - Mikhail Adrianovich Ustinov. The original construction included two two-storey, detached buildings, which miraculously survived in a grand fire in 1800 (historians say: the owner's order to cover the houses with a tarpaulin and water them with water saved it).
MA Ustinov was known as a kind-hearted person, sociable and hospitable. In his lifetime, he built 16 churches and gave a second life to the Holy Trinity Cathedral. In 1813, with the donations of Ustinov, the temple was strengthened, restored, and a gallery was also built around. In the same year, Mikhail Adrianovich decided to connect two of his houses, building on one more floor, and invited the famous Petersburg architect I.F. Kolodin for this. The architect coped with Ustinov's idea superbly, adding a stucco ornament and erecting a portal of Corinthian columns. In this form (without significant changes), the mansion has survived to our time. Ustinov's mansion is one of the best monuments of Russian classicism of the nineteenth century and is protected by the state.
In 1830, Mikhail Adrianovich Ustinov handed over the building of the theological seminary, and in 1929 the new government gave the estate to the Regional Museum of Local Lore, which is considered one of the oldest museums in the Volga region.
The Saratov Regional Museum of Local Lore, founded in 1886 by the Saratov Archival Commission, functions as a scientific and methodological center for local history and museology, has ten branches and is a member of the Association of Russian Museums. The funds and exhibition halls of the museum contain about 400 thousand items of paleontological, archaeological and ethnographic significance. There are also handwritten and early printed books, photographs, objects of religious worship and much more related to the history and culture of the region.
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