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

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

Near Naglių st. 12, Nida.

On 25 September, 2020, Aida Pečeliūnienė from Klaipėda opened and presented her exposition “Life in the Curonian Spit in the middle of the 19th century” in Nida. The exposition was gifted 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 in the sandy peninsula to numerous visitors of the resort. The goal of this project is to show the life in 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 in the “lagoon”. “This story is about a mysterious, enchanting, and incredible world created by wind and sand, about a sandy strip in the midst of two bodies of water where the fateful cawing of a crow and the storm-predicting shrieking seagulls make you motionless. Also, it talks about the non-submissive and dignified local Curonians, known as dune-dwellers, who assimilated with Prussian Lithuanians,” a reverse side of the exhibition text says. 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 exposition has lighting, which makes it especially magnificent at dusk.