Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on November 22, 1977 · Page 14
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l'upr2A (iurdcn C.ii\ Tu<>«iluv, 22. 1977 Bucharest Village Museum Shows Life of Past ROMANIAN ROOTS — Village Museum in Bucharest, Romania, includes 65 dwellings, churches and workshops, with 21,500 original pieces of furnishings. At center is Dr. Gheorghe Focsa, director of the exhibit of centuries-old peasant cottages displayed on 24 acres, said to be one of the world's best ethnographic collections. BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) —Without leaving town, Romanians can go back to their roots at a remarkable exhibit of centuries-old peasant cottages, chapels, windmills and other relics brought here from the Balkan countryside. Thatched-roof huts with arching gates, steepled churches adorned with icons and wooden crucifixes plucked from roadsides are displayed outdoors on 24 acres a I the Village Museum in Bucharest. Sixty-five dwellings, churches and workshops with 21,500 pieces of original furnishings blend into the serene landscape of a lakeside park. It's one of the world's best ethnographic collections and a model for a growing number of open-air folk museums around Europe, director Gheorghe Focsa said. Stockholm's Skansen Museum, depicting Swedish peasant life in the 1890s, and (he Spanish Village in Bar- celona are two other open-air museums, but neither has the historical breadth of the Bucharest collection, he asserted. A quarter of a million visitors come to the Village Museum each year, and most are charmed or deeply moved as they stroll along shady paths to the cottages and churches built between the 17th and 20th centuries. The most famous American visitor was former President Richard Nixon, who stopped at the museum during his 1969 trip to Bucharest. Thousands of other Americans' visit every year, said Focsa, who wore in his lapel a Texas longhorn badge, handed to him recently by a louring U.S. student group. Focsa, 67, has spent three decades refining and adding to the collection which was started in 1909, when the first peasant home was purchased in the countryside and reassembled in Bucharest by master craftsmen. Organized as a temporary exhibit in 1936, the collection became a permanent museum under his supervision in 1948 after surviving the war with minor damages only to furnishings. "The museum has become a synthesis of Romanian folk architecture and the rural way of life. Typical buildings from the hill, plain and delta districts are represented," Focsa said in an interview. Under his direction, the collection has been greatly expanded. He now has a staff of 50 researchers who scour the Romanian countryside looking for new objects. "Owners have to be paid for their dwellings and provided wilh new materials so they can rebuild," Focsa said. When a building is selected from a village, Focsa said, the peasants are so proud they , often travel hundreds of miles to Bucharest to visit the museum and view their representative. The cottages are mostly Earliest Thanksgivings KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)— Contrary to popular belief, the first Thanksgiving Day in North America was not the one held in 1621 at the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts, according to Hallmark historian Sally Hopkins. Two earlier Thanksgivings were a 1578 celebration by English fishermen in Newfoundland and a 1607 observance at the Sir John Popham Colony on the Kennebec River in Maine, she reports. built of heavy oak beams and while-washed plaster walls. Roofs are tile, shingle' or thatched. Each house is a mini- museum filled with authentic rugs, furniture, draperies, pottery, utensils and other handmade objects from the village. '.'Only the original families are missing," Focsa said. In one musty-smelling cottage, he translated the Cyrillic lettering carved in a ceiling beam in the living room: "Master Pasko of Salaj asks you to include him in your prayers. This house was built by Gheorghe Pop in God's year 1775." The oldest of the museum's three log churches was built in 1722, and has a graceful sleeple 50 feet high. Inside are rough-hewn wooden walls decorated with beautifully painted icons. Husbands and Housework: They Don't Always Mix PRINCESS GARDNER' A. Soft VALENCIA MELLOCOTE BONDED-LEATHER accessories, delicately cut out and underlaid witfi gleaming white, capture the" beauty of a snowflake. A choice of smart new fashion'colors. A. "Slasher" Checkbook Secretary ..$13.00 B. 5" French Purse $ 7.00 C. l.D. Credit Card Case $ 4.00 D. REGISTRAR* Billfold $ 7.50 Other matching accessories from $3.00 'Your Diamond and Watch Center" PALMER JEWELRY „ . x . .. . DonIjnenbefRer r»<^** OT«/V 404 N. Main K» y i'ainW 276-2770 By VIVIAN BROWN AP Newsfeatures A husband who put corn meal instead of soap powder in the washing machine? It was by mistake, but it has happened in the love, honor, obey and help-with-the- housework set. It seems some wives have even been eager to drop the share-the-work idea. It is not only expensive, "but our house always looked as if it had been burglarized," said one 25-year-old. Men simply don't have the knack of the fine art of house husbandry whatever it is supposed to be say wives who discussed homemaking mix- ups. "Sometimes I've been happy that I can get to a house job before he iries In help me," said one secretary, who aims to spare her husband's feelings. "I never know what he is going to do next. For example, in absentmindedly cleaning out a wastebasket, he managed to discard a brand new blouse that was in a shopping bag that he used for the trash." For one wife it was the end of her favorite dress. She had asked her husband to give her a little hand with the ironing and he used a very hot iron on her garment of manmade suede. "It almost seemed as if he didn't have common sense, and I guess he wasn't listening when I told him how to do it," she said. Even so, most wives are in sympthy with their husbands. "He has a lot of things on his mind,"one 27-year-old said of her husband, who is a certified public accountant. She had hoped he would help cut the house budget but so far he has increased it. "He went to the market to buy Chinese cabbage and came back with endive and was surprised to find that it had cost $6..." Another wife is sure her husband doesn't consider it demeaning to help with the housework; he just senses his own inferiority in that respect, she explained. When she reiurned from an emergency trip to her parents' house she was amazed that the kitchen floor hadn't been washed or the floor swept under chairs in two weeks. He just said that he was planning to get to it, she commented. One wife has solved that problem: Only ask them to do big things—washing walls, waxing floors, hanging curtains—things a man feels a woman shouldn't do. Her husband is willing because she dnesn'i ask him lo do the piddling things, she explained. Women have a greater sense of obligation about housework, she feels, perhaps because they were conditioned to it by their mothers. In her house, the boys were rarely expected lo help in the kitchen. That's why they hate small chores. As for cooking, many working wives and husbands eat out more to take the strain off the kitchen chores, but lots of men enjoy cooking when they are given free rein. "And you can't give them the opportunity to do a big meal or it will be highly cholesterol with gravy, butter, cream, all the fattening things. And they leave a kilchen in chaos." She and her husband argue a lot about food. He insists he's eaten ni)i hing bui hamburgers and spaghetti since they were married. One 23-year-old girl was concerned that her husband of two years insisted on using the fine china and silver instead of the regular flatware and poiiery for everyday meals. "When I told him these wedding presents were for company, he said, 'well I'm company.' With his china- breaking record I really can't let him handle it at all. So I take care of the dishes. And that may be one of the reasons he was inspired to make the suggestion," she said. HELPFUL HINTS FROM A SMART SANTA AT THE CO-OP FARM AND HOME CENTER 10" HOMECRAFT MOTORIZED TABLE SAW 10-INCH HOMECRAFT' MOTORIZED TABLE SAW Buy this 10-inch Homecraft* 1 table saw and get a dado set and table insert for a penny. Saw features front controls, tilting blade for bevel cuts, self-aligning rip fence and high performance motor. 32x22 inch work surface. Two extension wings and stand included. (1201). 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