29 / 03 / 2023 :
A Living History project is offering to explore one of the oldest cultural heritage sites in Lithuania – Stelmužė Manor – as an open-air museum.
The project partners have carried out a research in various European archives (Warsaw, Marburg, Riga, Tartu, Kaunas, Vilnius) to provide visitors with new knowledge by preparing new maps and the documentary film Magical Stelmužė to reveal the territory of Stelmužė Park. The researchers from Latvia and Lithuania, involved in the project, have clarified the earliest date of mentioning of the Stelmužė Oak tree, identified the owners of the Manor and found an ex-libris with the symbols of this tree – the most famous natural monument, one of the oldest in Europe and the oldest (600 years old) and thickest tree in Lithuania. The project has also provided special IT design trainings to the staff of cross-border region museums.