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The Maironis Lithuanian Literature Museum was founded in the later baroque (rococo) style mansion located in the Town Hall Square in Kaunas, the provisional capital of Lithuania, in 1936. The first and the main collection of Museum is the creative, archival and memorial heritage of Jonas Mačiulis that has been preserved in this memorial apartment since the poet’s death. Here is also the place of storage and collection of the archives of other Lithuanian writers – exiles, partisans, diaspora. The expeditions to the places where the writers used to live and spend their time are constantly arranged. Various literary events, commemorations and concerts are organised in Maironis Lithuanian Literature Museum and its other branches.
Maironis memorial exposition is situated in eight rooms of this mansion that have been renovated very authentically. It looks practically the same as it did when the owner himself live here. We invite out visitors to learn about the everyday life, artistic taste and cultural interests of Jonas Mačiulis-Maironis.
The Old Kaunas was the city of Maironis. Here he studied and graduated from the gymnasium, here he was the ordinand and later the lecturer and professor of Kaunas Spiritual Seminary. After spending nineteen years in St. Petersburg, where he studied and worked at the Imperial Roman Catholic Spiritual Academy, Maironis returned to Kaunas in 1909, when, according to him, he “got tired of feeding the birds of the foreign land”. The poet was appointed to rector’s position at Kaunas Priest Seminary. He associated this city not only with the native Lithuanian surroundings, not only with stressful and hard work, but also with his devoted friends and fellows.
After Maironis had settled in this home, it became the cultural centre of Kaunas. The poet’s mansion is important not only as the home of prominent public figure, but also as the rare house of rich townsman of Lithuanian baroque era that has been conferred the status of the highest category monument.
Maironis Lithuanian Literature Museum has 5 subdivisions: Juozas Tumas-Vaižgantas Memorial Museum, Balys and Vanda Sruogos Museum, Salomėja Nėris Memorial Museum, Juozas Grušas Memorial Museum, Museum of Children Literature.
|Balys and Vanda Sruogos House-Museum||B. Sruogos g. 21, Kaunas, LT-50250, Kauno m. sav., Lietuva|| |
|Juozas Grušas House-Museum||Kalniečių g. 93, Kaunas, LT-50176, Kauno m. sav., Lietuva|| |
|Juozas Tumas-Vaižgantas Memorial Flat-Museum||Aleksoto g. 10-4, Kaunas, LT-44280, Kauno m. sav., Lietuva|| |
|Salomėja Nėris and Bernardas Bučas House-Museum||S. Nėries g. 7, Kaunas, LT-52249, Kauno m. sav., Lietuva|| |
|Children Literature Museum||K. Donelaičio g. 13, Kaunas, LT-44239, Kauno m. sav., Lietuva|| |