This article is dedicated to one remarkable museum of Ukraine, which sanctifies one of the most interesting aspects of history, and to be precise - the history of Zaporizhzhya Cossacks. You will learn about the culture, customs, rituals and deeds of the Cossacks.
History of the Museum of Zaporizhzhya Cossacks
Essentially himself Museum of the History of Zaporizhzhya Cossacks cannot boast of its rich stories, because it was created relatively recently. In 1983, on the territory of one of the historical and cultural reserves (Khortitsa National Reserve), a museum of the history of the city of Zaporozhye was organized, the creators of which were many famous people of this time. So the founders became M.P. Kitsenko and P.T. Tronka, and they were supported by public organizers and famous Ukrainian writers M. Rylsky, P. Tychin, O. Gonchara and others. Many museum exhibits appeared there precisely thanks to them.
Since the project gained great popularity at that time, V.G. Stefanchuk and M.A. Zharikov, who worked in detail the entire museum building. And the designer of the exposition was none other than A.V. Gaydamak, a very famous Soviet monumental artist.
Initially, only one of the majority of sections of the exposition belonged to the history of Zaporizhzhya Cossacks, but after a period of revival of interest in Zaporizhzhya subjects of the 1980s, the museum began to transform. In 1988, received its current name. But the changes were not only in the name. All exhibits of the Soviet period were removed from the museum’s expositions, and the freed areas were able to occupy new exhibits.
Modern exhibitions and museum expositions
At the moment there are 4 expositions presented in the Museum of the History of Zaporizhzhya Cossacks. The very first section is devoted to the archeology of Lake Khortytsya. This exhibition tells about how people lived in this place during the Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic, as well as later times.
The second exhibition is dedicated to the emergence and formation of the Zaporizhzhya Cossacks. What was the reason how this happened can be found out from this exposition.
The third section is devoted to the national liberation war of the middle of XVII, which was led by Bogdan Khmelnitsky.
And the last, fourth exhibition is dedicated to Orthodoxy in Zaporizhzhya land.
In conclusion, I would like to say that it is difficult to find another such museum in the world that would so strongly and clearly reflect the national idea.