Exposition "Life on the Curonian Spit in the middle of the 19th century”

Ekspozicija „Gyvenimas Kuršių nerijoje XIX a. viduryje“
Exposition “Life on the Curonian Spit in the 19th century. in the middle ” visitneringa.com

Prie Naglių g. 12, Nida

On 25 September, 2020, Aida Pečeliūnienė from Klaipeda opened and presented her exposition “Life on the Curonian Spit in the middle of the 19th century” in Nida. The exposition was donated to the Directorate of the Curonian Spit National Park. This is a co-project of the Curonian Spit National Park and the Neringa Municipality, intended to present the exotic-looking life on the sandy peninsula to numerous visitors of the resort. The goal of this project is to show the life on the Curonian Spit of that time as naturally as possible. 56 porcelain dolls, dressed in clothes of that time, are building ships, fishing, carrying hay, riding a post carriage, catching amber, escaping from sand-buried houses, while 13 wooden sailing ships are sailing on the “lagoon”. “This story is about a mysterious, enchanting, and incredible world created by the wind and sand, about a sandy strip in the midst two waters where the fateful cawing of the crow and the storm-predicting squawking seagulls make you motionless. Also, it talks about the non-submissive and dignified local Curonians, known as dune-dwellers, who assimilated with Prussian Lithuanians,” as written on the reverse side of the exhibition text. You will also see many exciting engravings of the 19th century from the collection of K. Demereckas. They complement the exhibition model and speak about the past of the Curonian Spit in images. The expositions are furnished with lighting, which makes it especially magnificent at dusk.