The baroque manor has a rich history. She changed the owners, was the school and the Supreme Commander. And now it was reborn as a museum.
It was built in the 1770s by Marceli Stanislav Kost Ursyn Nemtsevich. It was an ancient family, which is known in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania since the 16th century. His representatives occupied important posts in the GDL, in the Commonwealth, and in the Russian Empire.
Among the representatives of the genus – the governor of Grodno Stanislav Ursyn Nemtsevich, the marshal (the chairman of the Diet the Commonwealth ) Jan Ursyn Nemtsevich, as well as Julian Ursin Nemtsevich, the most famous representative of the clan. By the way, Jan Ursyn Nemtsevich, Jr. was the first president of Brest in the beginning of the XIX century (this post existed on the lands of the former Commonwealth, corresponded to the present mayor).
History of the estate.
Many interesting historical events are connected with the estate. At different times, the guests of the Nemcevich family became the author of the novels about James Bond, Ian Fleming, the princes of Czartoryski and Shuisk. Together with Julian Nemtsevich there was also Tadeusz Kosciuszko.
At the invitation of Jan Titus Ursin Nemtsevich, the leader of the nobility of Grodno province, during the military maneuvers in 1886 the Russian emperor Alexander III was here. There was a famous composer and artist Napoleon Orda who at the end of the XIX century painted a picture with its image.
During the First World War, the manor for almost two years became the prince of the Bavarian Leopold, commander of the Eastern German Front. On December 15, 1917, a military truce was signed. And two days later, the first organizational meeting on the holding of peace talks between Russia and Germany took place here (it was signed on March 3, 1918 in the Brest Fortress, in the White Palace).