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Museums of Penza
UNITED PENZA REGION LOCAL HISTORY MUSEUM
The museum unites about one third of the whole Penza region museum fund. Visit
to it is the best way to get acquainted with the Sura region in a short time.
One place houses unique collections of ethnographic, archeological, numismatic
valuables, according to which the historical look of the Penza region was reconstructed.
The earliest collections in the museum relate to those times when ocean waves
swashed on the territory of the region - age of the collections is calculated
by hundreds millions of years.
Ethnographic exhibits, which have been collected by the museum since 1913,
raise great interest in visitors.
Address: Penza, Krasnaya Street 73. Ph.: +7 (8412) 56-24-70.
Penza Literary Museum is placed in the building of the former man's gymnasium
constructed in the 18th century. Here rare book published during the last three
centuries are kept. The museum preserves an atmosphere of a district small literary
town and aspires to keep up to date. The newlyweds come here for a special congratulatory
program. All the visitors are treated with the firm dessert called the "Garnet
bracelet", and the groom and the bride are treated with the sweets "Garnet
bracelet" manufactured by the Penza confectionery factory, from Karamzins'
family ancient vase.
Address: Penza, Sovietskaya Street 3. Ph.: +7 (8412) 56-56-00.
V.O.KLUCHEVSKY'S MEMORIAL HOUSE-MUSEUM
The great Russian historian Kluchevsky, who said the phrase "History
does not teach anything, but punishes for ignorance of the lessons", was
born in the Penza region. Here he lived for 20 years. Kluchevsky's parents were
from the clergy class, and since childhood, Kluchevsky was surrounded with church
books and icons. But his entering The Moscow State University changed his fate
dramatically. It bound his destiny with historical science. Kluchevskiys' famous
"Course of Russian History" was published many times. It was translated
into different European languages. The most valuable exhibit in the museum is
a hand-written magazine "The Bee" published by young seminarist Kluchevsky
and his adherents, and also a writing-book with lectures on history, which Kluchevsky
read in 1870-s.
Address: Penza, Kluchevsky Street, 66. Ph.: +7 (8412) 54-38-01,
Having arrived to Penza once, they aspire to get here again.