It's hard to encapsulate the long history of Lithuanian in a single building. The first section is self-referential, in that it is a history of Lithuanian historians! Once you get past that, you get a lot of artifacts from the archeological findings through medieval and modern times. While it doesn't hang together as a single story, many of the pieces are interesting of themselves. There is a nice diorama of the Battle of Grunewald, a turning point in the country's history. The museum really hits its stride when you get to the exhibits about everyday life and folk culture. There are examples of typical rooms in peasant cottages and a large collection of traditional costumes for men and women. There are also many examples of folk art and religious objects from country churches. This is more than the Grand Duke, the nobles, and the rulers.
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