Expanding the regional house museum evoking the 1870s by a barn and creating a dwelling of the 1940-70s
In the middle of the village by the roadside on the way to Füzér Castle stands a house that was probably built at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries and has been altered on several occasions to obtain the form it has today. It has a traditional layout of three rooms with a connecting pantry and stable. Originally the kitchen was located in the central section of the floor plan with an open chimney not connected to the stove. At present there is a bathroom and kitchen there, which bear witness to its last conversion. The building was originally heated by stoves using a unique solution and the chimneys were lined with large bricks.
Visiting tourists are treated to a glimpse of two different eras by this building together with the house on the adjoining piece of land. This is like travelling a short distance in time from the 1870s to the 1970s. The barn will link the two periods both in time and space. By renovating the tools and furnishings of the currently functioning regional house, an endeavour is being made to preserve these assets and pass them on to posterity. The arrangement of the new regional house recalling the “modern” era of the 1940s and 1970s is intended to show post-war middle class life. After restoring the building, a modern exhibition meeting the expectations of people today will be on display. The two regional houses will serve a double purpose: on the one hand they will extend the time visitors spend in the village and on the other provide an insight into the architecture, household appliances and lives of people in two different periods.