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Battle museum to open

THE TOWN council of Vavrišovo in the Liptov region has taken the remaining formal steps to open its recently constructed museum. It commemorates a battle between imperial armies and rebels at the town in 1709. The museum building, with a dominant viewing tower, was formally opened on October 29 last year but the public has been waiting since then for it to be fully accessible.

THE TOWN council of Vavrišovo in the Liptov region has taken the remaining formal steps to open its recently constructed museum. It commemorates a battle between imperial armies and rebels at the town in 1709. The museum building, with a dominant viewing tower, was formally opened on October 29 last year but the public has been waiting since then for it to be fully accessible.

“We want to advance as soon as possible and launch its regular operation this spring but this depends on solving the necessary, inevitable administrative issues," mayor Ľubomír Račko told the TASR newswire, stating that the statute of the museum approved by the town council must also get approval from Slovakia’s Culture Ministry and it must be entered in the central list of museums and galleries.

The Museum of the Battle near Vavrišovo is supported by €450,000 from the European Fund for Regional Development. In the last two years, local history enthusiasts have organised two major re-enactments of the battle.

The mayor said that if funds are available the town would like to repeat the re-enactment. Many exhibits are already in place, including period arms, uniforms, and designs of field fortifications and military camps.


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