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  1. Palm Sunday in the open air museum – the open-air event

In the 18th century church there is a holy mass said with hallowing Easter palms. There is the exhibition “Easter in Masovia region” in the interiors of the 11 cottages and the manor house. It’s enriched with the shows of Easter customs. Visitors can choose the most beautiful palms submitted to the competition “Traditional Easter palm”, whereas at the handicraft fair they can buy various Easter accessories.

  1. Easter games – the open-air event

The event organised on Easter Monday is a family picnic. In the peasant farms you can take part in decorating maypole, as well as old village games for example stilt walking, “krąg” playing, Easter swing, Easter egg rolling, or even hitting the target with water sprinkles.

  1. Cooking on a clearing – the open-air event

This event is addressed to the regional cuisine lovers. It’s a unique opportunity to try traditional Masovian dishes or see old home and farm activities. On the stage of the amphitheatre there are concerts of bands popularising folklore from Masovia region and other Polish region. There is also a fair with regional dishes, that is a paradise for gourmands.

  1. May-day picnic in the open air museum – the open-air event

The event brings closer everyday lives of villagers from the end of 19th century and the beginning of 20th century. In the fields, farms, and cottages, there are presented old spring activities in  houses, farms, and fields. The Reconstruction Group of Civilian Population from Mława presents scenes from everyday village life. There is also a handicraft and regional products fair. On the amphitheatre stage there are concerts of folk and brass bands.

  1. Long Night of Museums      

Within the European Long Night of Museums, from 10 am to 9 pm, the Museum of the Masovian Countryside in Sierpc invites for sightseeing the permanent and temporal exhibitions presented in the open air museum, the Town Hall, and in the Museum of the Small Town in Bieżuń. In the open air museum you can see the exhibition titled “Polish year in traditional everyday activities” presented in 11 peasant farms and the manor house, as well as permanent exhibitions in the sculpture gallery and the coachhouse. In the farms there are shows of home and farm activities and folk handicraft. In the Town Hall there is an exhibition “The colours of dragon. Behind the Great Wall of China”. The Museum of the Small Town in Bieżuń offers sightseeing interiors of the small town doctor’s house (living room, doctor’s office, and bedroom) and the exhibition “Bieżuń and its citizens in the old days”.

  1. Children’s Day in the open air museum – the open-air event

It’s a family picnic filled with various games, plays, and competitions. Children get to know duties and entertainment of their peers from the beginning of the 20th century. Unforgettable memories are guaranteed by the possibility of playing with replicas of old village toys or taking part in the prize competitions. There are also children and folk bands performing on the stage.

 

 

  1. Honey Harvest in the open air museum – the open-air event

 The event brings closer one of the oldest fields of peasant economy – beekeeping. It popularises also medical features of honey. The main attraction of the event are the shows of getting out and spinning honey enriched with tasting the fresh honey. Only during the Honey Harvest you can buy various types of honey and other apiculture products. The event is enriched with concerts of folk bands.

  1. Harvest in the open air museum – the open-air event

The aim of the event is to bring closer the old jobs connected with harvesting. All of the shows take place in a natural scenery of a Masovian village from the turn of the 20th century, using authentic tools and equipment. Visitors can take part in the presentations of reaping, picking grain with sickle, tying sheaves of grain, or threshing. There are reaper, horse mower, and threshing machine powered by a combustion engine. The event is accompanied by folk bands concerts and a fair with bread.

  1. Masovian Days of Integration with Disabled People – the open-air event

The event addressed to disabled people. Its aim is to prevent the isolation of disabled people and to integrate the community of people dealing with disability issues. Participants have the possibility to sightsee the museum exhibition and take part in sport competitions. The event is enriched with concerts and presentations that bring closer the Masovian folklore.

  1. Potato-lifting in the open air museum – the open-air event

The event presents autumn works in fields and farms. In the fields, there are shows of traditional methods of potato lifting. In the peasant farms you can see the process of carding sheep wool, spinning the wool with a spinning wheel, making straw cords, or making sauerkraut. During a fair there is a possibility to buy fruits and vegetables from the museum’s crops. In the bonfire you can bake potatoes, whereas on the amphitheatre stage, there are performances of bands popularising the Masovian folklore. 

  1. Christmas in Masovia region – the exhibition opening

The opening ceremony of “Christmas in Masovia region” exhibition promotes Christmas exhibition presented in the 11 peasant cottages and the manor house from December to the end of February. The event is accompanied with plenty of other cultural events: presenting the results of the competition “Nativity scene. A piece of art made of natural and recycled materials”, an evening sightseeing of the Christmas exhibition, presentations of Christmas customs, and a special concert. The exhibition is accompanied by the educational programme “Winter in the open air museum”.