The Museum

History

The aim of the founding of the Tessedik Sámuel Museum is to present the local historical and cultural heritage, to preserve and nurture the archeological, historical, ethnographic and local historical values of Szarvas and its surroundings, and to present these values as widely as possible.

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.

Coworkers

Roszik Zoltán

director - museologist
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Szarka József

archaeologist
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Brlás Zsolt

Economic Administrator

Horváth Mariann

museum teacher
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Institiutes

Approach

BY CARThose 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 TRAINYou 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 BUSIt 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.

Availability

Visitor matters

Roszik Zoltán
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Archaeological matters

Szarka József
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Museum pedagogical matters

Horváth Mariann
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Néprajz

Balogh Tünde
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Képzőművészet

Ván Hajnalka
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Történelem

Roszik Zoltán
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