Museum of the history of the village of Parkany

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Museum of the history of the village of Parkany

Valentina Obruchkova, a resident of the Bulgarian village of Parkany, opened a historical museum in an empty parental house, presenting unique exhibits of Bulgarian culture and life style. According to her, the museum is a living biography of the village.
In two buildings – the main house and the temporary hut – you can see things that are over 100 years old. Among the museum’s rarities there are wedding photographs of Bulgarian families. On the wall of one of the rooms there is a family tree, compiled by Valentina Obruchkova’s niece.

Valentina Obrozkova added that the village of Parkany was shown on the map of General Panin when the Bender fortress was stormed in 1770. “The Bulgarians who moved here in 1806-1811 brought not only their language, culture, traditions and customs, but also their psychology, their fanatical love for hard work. For example, traditional Bulgarian cuisine has a rich aroma and delicious taste, we pass on its recipes from generation to generation and we really want our descendants to preserve them, their national flavour,” Obrozhkova underscored. In the museum’s book of reviews you can find records that guests from Japan, Germany and other countries have left.