On 21 February (Thursday) at 15:30 h., a press conference of the Regional historical museum Burgas will take place in the central hall of the Archaeological Museum (Burgas, 21 Al. Bogoridi Street).
The museum specialists will present for the media the results of the archaeological season 2018 and the digitization of the museum funded in connection with project "Common Cultural Heritage without Borders - TOGETHER" CB0005.1.21.139, funded by the European Union through Interreg-IPA CBC Bulgaria – Turkey 2014 – 2020 Programme.
An old sign, dismantled during the renovation of Lermontov Street in Burgas, was brought to the History Museum by a vigilant citizen. Andrei Kudev noticed that the old sign was taken down and would be scrapped. To save the historical object, he took it and cleaned it, then handed it over to the museum specialists.
In order to preserve more signboards, the Historical Museum calls on citizens and workers from the renovation of the central part to bring them old urban elements from the historical core of Burgas.
The municipal territorial directorate of Primorie also took part in the call of the historians. From there, instructions have been sent to the companies to keep old street signs and take them to the museum.
More information about where and how to submit such items can be found on tel. 056 841 815 or directly at the Historical Exposition of RHM-Burgas (31, Lermontov Str., Opposite First District Police Department).
"Almost everything about the grandmother, favoritism and martenitsa" is the topic of the museum lecture this Saturday - 16.02.2019. It will be presented by Rositsa Topalova - curator of the Ethnographic museum in Burgas.
The lecture is dedicated to the folklore ideas of Baba Marta and the Martenitsa - a jewel, an amulet.
The traditional Saturday lecture this season takes place in the Ethnographic Exposition (69 Slavyanska Street) starting 11:30. The entrance fee is preferential - for adults 2 BGN and for students and pensioners - 1 BGN.
We are filled with sadness to inform you that our college Yordanka Statova-Deleva (1967-2019 ✞) - long-time director of the Historical Museum - Karnobat, has left us.
Let us remember her work, the harmony and the desire to work, which she charged us with.
Rest in peace, Danche!
The funeral will take place tomorrow (13.02.2019 - Wednesday) from 14:00 in the Cemetery of Karnobat.
Tuesday, 12 Feb 2019 - Archeological Museum
On February 14, RHM-Burgas invites all couples and people associated with viticulture and wine-making to a free visit in the Archaeological Exposition (21 Bogoridi Street).
February 14 is known as a feast of wine and love. On this day people honour the Christian saints Trifon Zarezan and Valentine. Little is known, however, that on this day Bulgarian archaeologists celebrate their professional holiday. The celebration on this date began in 1971 upon the initiative of the Archaeological Institute with a museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (now the National Archaeological Institute with a museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences).
The background of the holiday in our lands is related to the celebrations in honour of Dionysus - the god of wine and joy. Under the influence of wine, exultant music and dances, the participants in the mysterious feasts sought Dionysus' protection, and some immortality or pleasant afterlife.
On February 5 (Tuesday), at 17:30 h. in the exhibition hall of the Historical Museum (31 Lermontov str.) the collection of papers from the scientific conference "Bulgarian Refugees in Burgas and the Region 1878 - 1944" will be presented.
The proceedings are the result of the national forum held at the end of 2017, which aimed to continue and expand the development of the topic of Bulgarian refugees. This is one of the main strands in the research of the experts of the Burgas Museum in recent years in partnership with the Municipality of Burgas, the Peyo Yavorov Regional Library, the Regional State Archive Directorate in Burgas, the University of "Prof. Dr. Assen Zlatarov, Thracian Science Institute - Sofia and non-governmental organizations. 30 scientific papers with texts, photographs, diagrams, tables, e-mail addresses of the authors have been printed on 477 pages, making it not only a contribution to the history of Burgas and the region but also functional for use. Leaders of the event will be Prof. Svetlozar Eldarov from the Institute of Bulgarian Studies with Center for Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the historian Stoyan Raichevski, who were also the heads of the conference.
On February 6 (Wednesday), the exhibition "60 Year Shipka Park Museum" will be opened at 12.00 hours at the Historical Museum (31 Lermontov Str.).
The visiting exhibition from Shipka National Park presents its history through photographs and photocopies of original documents. The Chavdar Angelov Park Director will tell about the transformation of the former battlefield into a historical reserve, the construction of the emblematic "Monument of Freedom" and the establishment, layout and construction of the park, which began in 1956. In the short space of time, colossal construction activities - the battle positions and batteries are restored, the plates on the battlefield are placed with commemorative plaques. There is a monumental staircase with 894 steps leading to the monument of freedom. The project is by Prof. Mihail Katz, later supplemented by Lyuben Dimitrov and Mara Georgieva. It was only in 1991 that the complete design of the "Monument of Liberty" was carried out, with a thematic exhibition on all its floors. The exhibition will remain in Burgas until April this year.
Which birds can be found in the garden during the winter, you will learn this Saturday (02.02.2019) from the ornithologist and head curator of the Natural History Museum - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Svetla Dalakchieva. She will help each participant to recognize the birds in their pictures from the Sea Garden and the Burgas Lakes.
Animals have developed different features to survive during the harsh winter days in our latitudes. It is widely known that many birds migrate south for the winter to find livelihood and warmth. What happens to the feathered inhabitants during the chilly months of the year in Bulgaria and who are our "Winter guests", presents the Saturday's lecture in the Ethnographic Exposition of Burgas (69 Slavyanska Street), starting 11:30 h.
The entrance fee is preferential - for adults 2 BGN and for students and pensioners - 1 BGN.
"St. John the Baptist - The Voice of the Caller in the Desert" is the title of the first lecture at the Burgas Museum for 2019. It will be held this Saturday (26.01) at 11:30 h. with a new venue - the presentation hall of the Ethnographic Museum (Burgas, 69 Slavyanska Str., behind St. Cyril and St. Methodius Church).
For the life of the holy Baptist will speak Ivanka Deleva - chief curator of the Historical Exposition at RHM-Burgas and a specialist in the history of Orthodox Christianity. "The strict abstinence of Saint John the Baptist served as example for the greatest Christian pilgrims, and his bold death inspired all the martyrs during the persecution of the Christian faith. Many people gathered to hear the words of the saint, and even today his image and personality provoke us." the Burgas historian announced.
In the saint's life, it is said that when Jesus Christ went to him and asked to be baptized in the Jordan River, the prophet refused initially with the words, "I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?" But Jesus knew that John was "the greatest man born of a woman," and insisted that he be his Baptist.
The entrance fee for educational lectures in the museum is preferential. The price for adults is BGN 2, and for students and pensioners - BGN 1.