Слайд 1: Welcome to Zarechny – Our Native Land.
Слайд 2: Zarechny is a typical Russian village. It is neither large nor small. It stands at the bank of the great Russian river Volga. Wonderful nature and interesting history of our country attracts citizens from different places of Russia.
Слайд 3: We would like to tell you about our school historical museum. We are proud of our school because it was one of the winners in 2006. Our school is famous for the museum. There are many interesting things to see and to learn. The museum was organized by the teacher of History-G.G. Turkina and our historical society “the Sparks of Memory” in 2009. Many objects which we see here were brought by our schoolchildren; some of them were presents from country people. Here you can see some mobile exhibitions and students’ research works. Our museum is divided into three parts.
Слайд 4: The first exhibition is called “From the History of the Textile Factory”. The settlement of Zarechny is dated to 1905 when the rich man A.V. Konstantinov founded the textile factory on the left side of the Volga. The factory began to work in 1907 and is working now. It is produced fabric, linen and clothes. Around the settlement there were many small villages, some of them were disappeared.
Слайд 5: During the great soviet reconstructions on the river Volga the whole village of Zyablovo (1903) was drown in 1950s. Twenty houses were underwatered so people had to move in Zarechny. They could remove some houses and built the new street named Shirockaya which made our village bigger. We were at the place of Zyablovo and made some photos how it looks like now. There are students’ works, documents and photos in the album.
Слайд 6: The second exhibition is called “Zarechy during the Great Patriotic War”. There are photos, letters, documents of people lived and still living who took part in the war. Our society takes care of our veterans and helps them.
Слайд 7: Here you can learn many interesting facts about one of the oldest school in our Zavolzhsky District – Cheganovo school, about the foundation of the oldest school and its working in the war, the first pupils and the teachers, to see their textbooks and copybooks. Many of our grandparents learned there.
Слайд 8: The most valuable place in our museum is “the Corner of People’s Lifestyle in 19-20 centuries“. There are the old things of Russian countryside life from the end of the 19 centuries to the beginning of the 20 th centuries. It is the model of Russian house.
Слайд 9: In the center of the house you can see a white fireplace, one of the symbols of Russia. At the fireplace there are some tools-“ukhvat”. It is the special tool to help the housewife put bowls into the fireplace. “Ukhvats” were different sizes and shapes. They were used only by the women. You can take it and try to put a pot into the fireplace. The Russian name of these pots is “chugun”.
Слайд 10: The coal iron is also connected with the fireplace. Our iron is one of the oldest items in our collection. The coal from the fireplace was used in boiling water in samovar.
Слайд 11: Look at “Samovars”- one was presented by the family of Zakharovs, the second –by the school teacher, Olga Ryabova. Samovar is also the symbol of Russian life. You can see it in the middle of the table. Samovar stands on the special tablemat. It is the Russian old table manner. In our museum you can boil the water in a samovar in “a peasant way”.
Слайд 12: There are many different dishes in our collection. “Krynka”, ‘”miska”, “Cherepushki” were made of clay and wood. Two of them are very old and valuable.
Слайд 13-14: Russian people couldn’t imagine their life without different things of wood. Weaving from birch bark was a unique handicraft. Skilled workmen made shoes- “lapti”, baskets-“koroba”, “kosheli”, toys and even musical instruments-“herd rozhok”. You can see them in our “house”. Skilled women embroidered beautiful napkins, table-clothes and towels and they decorated their houses. We have “pryaltsi” and you can try to work. You can touch, do, make and try everything in our museum.
Слайд 14: This book “the Lives of Saints” is very old. It was published in 1869. Some museums from Kineshma wanted to have this book in their exhibitions. They think the book has a great value for history.
Слайд 15: Our museum has a corner of memory. It was made in honor to the soviet soldier, Alexey Karpychev. He was lost during the international war against Afghanistan. You can see his photos, his letters to his parents from the war, his military uniform, his parent’s house where he spent his childhood. You can read the document from the army about the rewarding him a medal posthumous.