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BUKANTĖ ŽEMAITĖ MEMORIAL MUSEUM

ŽEMAITĖ MEMORIAL MUSEUM
BUKANTĖ MANOR HOMESTEAD

Julija Beniuševičiūtė-Žymantienė, a Lithuanian classic writer, in literature well-known by her pen-name Žemaitė, was born on 4 June 1845 in Bukantė manor, not far from Šateikiai. In the 19th century, the owner of this manor was count Francis Plater. At the time, Julija’s parents supervised the manor: her father was a manor steward, and her mother – a domestic manageress.
In 1965, when the 120th birth anniversary of the writer Žemaitė was marked, a memorial exposition was installed in her native restored house. In 2012, the residential house of the manor was repaired again, the barn and the shed were restored.
The native house of the writer invites everyone to see the exposition which reveals her personal life and creations.
The barn of the manor features the memorial exposition of Stanislovas Riauba: you will be able to learn about one of the most prominent folk artists of Samogitia and will see his unique creations here.
The restored barn invites visitors to learn about the religious heritage of Plungė region: traditional Samogitian sun crosses, sculptures of saints, etc.
Since 1994, Žemaitė Memorial Museum has been in disposition of Žemaičiai (Samogitian) Art Museum.