Museum of the Blessed Teofilius Matulionis

Museum of the Blessed Teofilius Matulionis

In 2019 on the 16th of February the museum of the blessed Teofilius Matulionis was officialy opened in the manor of Alanta. It became a subsidiary of Moletai region museum.

The restoration of the 19th century dukes‘ Pac-Pomarnackiai monumental manor of Alanta and its separate parts on the second floor was organized by Teofilius Matulionis charity and support fund (TM fund), registered in the manor. The restoration was sponsored by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania and Moletai District municipality. Museum has 16 glass cupboards, display windows and tables; the light is dimmed owing to exhibited T. Matulionis letters from prisons, exiles and other original documents.

Most valued museum relicts of the blessed T. Matulionis: a pair of glasses, a watch, a razor, shirt cufflinks, a rosary, a small altar carved by himself during an exile in Mordovia, Christmas decorations cut out by him, his sister-in-law’s stitched bed linen where the blessed had slept, a bamboo stick which the Archbishop used in soviet Birštonas and Šeduva exile (1956-1962) after returning from Russian prisons. Almost all of these exhibits were given to the T. Matulionis fund and Alanta museum by his relatives.

A very significant part of the exhibits comes from Varaklianai and Bikava parishes (Latvia) where the priest T. Matulionis served in the beginning of 20th century: 15 stamps with Cyrillic inscriptions, obsolete liturgical items, early 20th century silver candlesticks, bells, clothing, Latvian weaving antependium. On the walls of the new museum: 30 enlarged good quality pictures, some of which are three metre length.

Summer season (June 1st – September 1st): Tuesday-Sunday 10.00 – 18.00

Autumn/Winter/Spring seasons: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00 – 18.00

 

 

 

 

Parko g. 5, Alanta, Molėtų r., Lietuva (55.346729, 25.325195) (View map)
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