Education

Explore educational activities at our homestead. You are sure to discover an activity that you like or have an interest in.

Cheese Smoking

Every Lithuanian ought to know that what they are eating is not just a mere curd cheese. A couple of years ago, the European Commission included this cheese into the list of protected products. And what’s interesting is that this curd cheese, which is a regular thing for all of us, has become the third Lithuanian product protected in the European Union.

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Fabrication of Lanterns

During the educational sessions at our homestead, we go back to the 19th century, when village dwellers used splinters of wood or lanterns for lighting. After the stories about the origins of lanterns, we will proceed to creating our own.

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Striking Fire

A popular diversion full of excitement, meant not only for children, is striking fire with a fire striker and a flint. We will teach you how to kindle a large fire only with one single spark. Do you know why scorched flax is used for striking fire? How to make it? What other means were used in the old times? How to lay a fire correctly?

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Fabrication of Talismans and Amulets

Belief in luck-bringing talismans and amulets is as old as belief in divine supernatural powers. A great many people believe that if you have your own talisman, you will be more often hit by success, you will be happier and will experience more pleasant moments of life.

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Archaic Attire

The homestead has a unique collection of archaic, archaeological Baltic costumes. These costumes come from the fifth to the twelfth centuries and have been reconstructed in line with scientific descriptions compiled based on archaeological finds.

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Weaving

The most popular educational activity at the homestead is weaving on a small loom. We will narrate the history of weaving. We will show you how to set up the loom and will introduce you to the concepts of reed, shuttle, and heddle.

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Hedgehogs for the Little Ones

Creatively and in a jolly mood, we will teach your children one of the more critical household skills – to drive in a nail! Such, seemingly, very simple chores help to develop eye- and hand coordination, the precision of hand movements, and, of course, – imagination.It is a delight to watch how much proud the little master is when, for the first time in his life, he holds a hammer and a nail in his hands.

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Writing with a Goose Quill

Did you know that a goose quill is the symbol of a learned person and of creation?
A goose quill was started to be used for writing already in the sixth century before Christ. During this educational session we will narrate you the history of this writing technique.

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