Ladies and Gentlemen,
On September 17, 2021 the Sybir Memorial Museum will officially open its doors, the Museum that is made with a view to you and for you. It will be a place of remembrance of those, who remained forever on the ‘inhuman land’ and those, who survived, leaving their suffering, health and memories of their dramatic childhood there.
The official part of the opening ceremony will be attended not only by the highest state and local authorities, but also Sybiraks from all over the world.
We will invite everyone to the evening illumination entitled “The Sybir Experience”, which will be displayed on the building of the Sybir Memorial Museum.
On Saturday, September 18, you will be the first to cross the threshold of the Sybir Memorial Museum and see the main exhibition, prepared especially for this moment for the last three years. Certified guides will show you around the exhibition. There will also be audio guides at your disposal, and for the youngest — tablets with educational games and quizzes. For this day, we have also planned a family historical picnic, during which the best reconstruction groups from all over the country, equipped with uniforms and weapons from various historical periods, will present on the square next to the Museum.
In turn, on Sunday morning, September 19, we invite you to the Borderland Breakfast, during which local restaurateurs will serve dishes from the Borderlands.
On that day, the Memorial Peleton will pass the streets of the Wygoda estate, during which participants will discover the last traces of the pre-war past of the district. The Peleton will be led by cyclists on original bikes from the 1920s and 1930s.
At the end of the rally, there will be a show of vintage bicycles and retro fashion. Our Memorial Park will also host an exhibition entitled “Niepodlegla” (“Independent Poland”), which will be accompanied by workshops and family animations.
BOOKING AND PURCHASING TICKETS
Reservation of tickets for a special visit to the permanent exhibition on September 18 and 19, 2021, as well as for subsequent visits, in accordance with the daily work schedule of the facility (which will start on September 21), will be possible from September 1 through the website www.sybir.bialystok.pl/zaplanuj-wizyte/bilety and at the ticket offices of the Sybir Memorial Museum.
SCHEDULE OF THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE SYBIR MEMORIAL MUSEUM
Bialystok, Węglowa Street 1
September 16, 2021, Thursday
12 pm —- Establishment of the Seweryn Nowakowski Research Institute (permanent exhibition space of the Sybir Memorial Museum; with the participation of invited guests and journalists)
1 pm —3 pm — Panel discussion “The Unwanted Truth? What does the world know and talk about the Soviet crimes” (audiovisual room of the Sybir Memorial Museum; with the participation of invited guests and journalists)
September 17, 2021, Friday
12 pm — 1:30 pm — Celebrations with the participation of State and Local Authorities (courtyard of the Sybir Memorial Museum; admission only for invited guests and accredited journalists)
7 pm — Concert of Natalia Kukulska, Atom String Quartet, Michał Dąbrówka (courtyard of the Sybir Memorial Museum; admission for invited guests and accredited journalists)
8.30 pm — “Doświadczenie Sybiru” (“Sybir Experience”) — illumination of the Sybir Memorial Museum (facade of the building from Poleska Street; free admission)
September 18, 2021, Saturday
10 am — 6 pm — Museum Re-constructions — presentations of uniforms, weapons and military equipment by reconstructive groups from all over Poland (courtyard of the Sybir Memorial Museum; free admission)
10 am — 11 pm — Visiting the permanent exhibition of the Museum (admission after prior reservation and purchasing of a ticket)
September 19, 2021, Sunday
10 am —-12 pm — Memorial Peloton. A bicycle rally following in the footsteps of the pre-war past of the Wygoda estate (start: the courtyard of the Sybir Memorial Museum; free admission for participants with their own bicycles, scooters and roller skates)
10.30 am — 4 pm — “Borderland Breakfast” — gastronomic stands with dishes from the borderland cuisine (courtyard of the Sybir Memorial Museum; free admission)
10 am — 6 pm — Presentation of the exhibition “Independent – Eastern Territories of the Second Polish Republic” (courtyard of the Sybir Memorial Museum; free admission). The exhibition is accompanied by workshops for children (free admission)
12 pm —6 pm — Visiting the permanent exhibition of the Museum (admission after prior reservation and purchase of a ticket)
2 pm — 3 pm — Display of antique bicycles from the interwar period (courtyard of the Sybir Memorial Museum; free admission)