The building of the museum was built in 1791 in Baroque style by the Lutheran pastor Sámuel Tessedik. It was the first agricultural school in the country. After the school ended, it was a high school, then a teacher training school, and later a kindergarten college dormitory. The museum, founded in 1952 and formerly temporarily housed in several buildings, moved here from 1973. Above its main entrance is the following Latin inscription: This institute expels idle from domestic schools. This monument of diligence to provide for the descendants was claimed by the people of Szarvas in the year 1791.
József Palov, who held the position of museum director from 1952 to 1994, has invaluable merits in establishing the museum. The museum's collection was based on archeological finds taken from local schools, as well as local and ethnographic collections. The first permanent exhibition - the Tessedik Sámuel Memorial Exhibition - opened in 1954.
After the renovation of the old school building of Tessedik, the "City of Tessedik then and now" was established in 1979. a permanent exhibition presenting the history of the people living around Szarvas from the Stone Age to the present day. An exhibition presenting Imre Domán's ethnographic collection opened in 1981.
|BY CAR||Those arriving by car can reach our museum by turning from the main road 44 to Vajda Péter utca, free parking is provided in front of the building.|
|BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT|
|BY TRAIN||You can reach Szarvas by train from the Budapest-Békéscsaba-Gyula line with a transfer to Mezőtúr or from Szeged with a transfer from Orosháza. Our museum can be reached on foot or by taxi from the bus station and the train station.|
|BY BUS||It can be reached by bus on the Budapest-Kecskemét-Békéscsaba-Gyula line or by a direct flight from the surrounding settlements. Our museum can be reached on foot or by taxi from the bus station and the train station.|