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National History Museum of Latvia

The largest repository of assets related to the history of Latvia. The Museum was established in 1869 and has a stock of more than a million items – a unique collection of archaeological, ethnographic, numismatic, historic and artistic items. In the main exhibition, Latvia’s history is reflected from ancient times until the beginning of the 20th century.

Saistītie pasākumi

11 Nov

Exhibitions

Exhibition “The Lāčplēsis Military Order”

11 Nov
The Latvian National Museum of History displays the sole remaining complete set of the Military Order of Lāčplēsis, just on one day every year - November 11. Back in 1970, the Museum was given items of tremendous value: Latvian Army General Jānis Balodis' (1882-1965) medals and awards, among them the Lāčplēsis Order's Class I, II and III, Balodis, in his career, having been bestowed all three.

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27 Oct - 17 Dec

Exhibitions

Exhibition “Version - Latvians: Latvian Ethnographic Exhibition of 1896”

27 Oct - 17 Dec
The Latvian ethnographic exhibit held 121 years ago became the very first and most extensive such exposition of Latvian history, culture, traditions and achievements. Undoubtedly it was a affirmation of the Latvian nation's viability and proper place among the community of civilized countries with language, national culture and economic efforts among the key aspects. The exhibit about the famous exhibit: “Versija – latvieši: 1896. gada Latviešu etnogrāfiskā izstāde” is a reminder to us all about its significance and it brings front and center such topical matters as heritage and identity.

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21 Sep - 17 Dec

Exhibitions

Exhibition - Daugava Must Be

21 Sep - 17 Dec
The exhibition puts on emphasis on two events, which the Latvian people have in their collective memories about the Daugava River: the struggle of the Latvian people in 1958-1959 to save the Koknese canyon and the Staburags cliff from the construction of the Lenin Hydro-Electric Power plant in Pļaviņas, and the 1986-1987 campaign to rescue the flooding of the Augšdaugava (Upper Daugava) valley with the construction of another hydro-electric power plant in Daugavpils. The exhibition will tell about what was lost when public opinion failed, and what was rescued when it prevailed.

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