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Historical Museum - Ihtiman
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The Historical Museum of Ihtiman was opened in 1951 in the house of the prominent writer Gyoncho Belev, where the first exhibition, which reflects the ethnographic richness of the Ihtiman region was created. At the core of the first collection are donations of local citizens. In the 1960s, the museum was shaped as a museum for the history of capitalism and the revolutionary-labor movement. It moved to the city center, where an exposure corresponding to the museum's profile was opened. Museum funds are constantly enriching and expanding. Museum specialists are not limited to the collection of exhibits and continue to search for and preserve materials that create archaeological, ethnographic, Revival departments and etc. In 1970, the museum moved to a new building built specifically for the purpose. A new exposition was opened there and an ethnographic exhibition is exhibited on the first floor. Under the direction of the museum in 1978 archaeological excavations of the Markova mehana fortress, an element of the fortification system at Trayanovi vrata, began. Ten years of research reveal interesting facts from the old history of the area and the materials found are valuable exhibits in museum funds. In 1992, with a decision by the Ministry of Culture, the Museum was renamed the Historical Museum. During these fifty years, the museum has established itself as a cultural institute seeking, preserving and promoting the historical legacy of the Ihtiman region.


Translation Yordan Georgiev - trainee