135 years since the April uprising in 1876 Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 - Historical MuseumOn April 20 we mark 135 years since the April uprising in 1876, the highest and most bloody peak of the Bulgarian national liberation movement in its fight against the Ottoman oppression.
In memory of the heroes who prepared and organized the nationwide uprising in 1876,
Regional History Museum opens an EXHIBITION IN THE HISTORICAL EXPOSITION (Lermontov Str.30) at 17:00.
The exhibition will present the story behind the preparation and outbreak of the uprising in Bulgaria, particular attention is paid to unknown facts about the insurrection in the Second Revolutionary District with center in Sliven, part of which is Burgas region. Presented will be activists and apostles of the national liberation movement in Burgas region, as well as more details and names of resent researched members of Botev’s rebel company, who originate or later lived in Burgas Region.
The exhibition contains a newly obtained copy of the uniform of Second Revolutionary District’s apostle and military instructor George Obretenov. Original weapons and liturgical books of the liberation struggles’ period 1874-76, will be illustrating the dramatic story behind April 1876’s events.