What the sculptures of the Household Museum of Šilavotas tell

 

Duration: 1 hour (may vary according to the needs of the visitors)

For: 1-6 grade pupils

Veda: museology specialist D. Lincevičienė

 

Location: The Household Museum of Skriaudžiai, 11 Lašašos St, Naujasodis village, Šilavotas Parish, Prienai Distric Manucipality

Visiting time: a visit can be prearranged by calling +370 687 24394

Fee: 1 euro for children, pupils and students; 2 euros for adults

 

During this  educational program, participants will be introduced to wooden sculptures depicting saints created by folk artists. The aim of this activity is to introduce the participants with Christian iconography, contemporary Lithuanian folk art, the historical identity of the country and to develop the cultural and heritage awareness of young people. Participants of the program will admire the sculptures displayed on the track from The Household Museum of Skriaudžiai to Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Šilavotas.

 

 

The museum is closed during the following holidays:

 

• January 1st. – New Year

• February 16th – Lithuanian State Restoration Day
• March 11th. – Day of Restoration of Independence of Lithuania
• St. Easter (Sunday and Monday).
• May 1st. – International Labour Day
• Mother’s Day on the first Sunday in May
• The first Sunday in June – Father’s Day
• June 24th. – St. John’s Day (Dew and Midsummer’s Day)
• July 6th – Statehood Day (Coronation of King Mindaugas)
• August 15th. – Assumption day (Day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin)
• November 1st. – All Saints Day
• December 24th. – Christmas Eve
• December 25 – 26. Christmas

 

Day before public holidays, the museum closes 1 hour earlier.