In the small village of Fleurjanovo, which is between Baranovichi and Lyakhovichi, for five years pensioner Heinrich Tretyak has been rebuilding the estate of the famous noble family of Bohvitsov. How he managed to create the museum on his own, read the new issue of the project “Museums of Belarus with BELKART”.
The manor that changed his life, Henry Mikhailovich Tretyak bought in 2011.
“My wife and I lived across the road. We looked at the manor and heart bleated: a building with such a history and just collapses! In Soviet times, there was a house of veterans, but during 14 years of desolation the buildings and the surrounding territory were almost destroyed and overgrown with weeds.
So when they found out that the manor can be redeemed, they immediately bought it.
The former farmstead of the Bohvits family cost the Tretyak family one basic. True, along with all the documents, the amount came out more impressive – already about 500 dollars.
The manor in Flerjanovo was built by the son of the famous philosopher and writer Florian Bochwits – Jan Otton Bokhvits.
This summer, a large family came to see the estate. Their son climbed on the roof to make a villi.
– I say to him: “Get down, I’ll tell you now and show you where to make the best self.” And we went inside the palace. And I began to tell him and show him. I sing Russian romances, and he sings too. I sang to him “In the moonlight”, and he gets it, you know, it’s very expensive, caramel. I took these candies, pressed them and said: “Zhenya, thank you.”
Henry Mikhailovich with his own hands restores the estate: plaster, paint, whitens. For example, polished the floor so that you can even see how it was 200 years ago, behind the wooden plates of Soviet times.
Collect Tretyakov and artifacts, which are in some way connected with the family of the Bokhvits. In this they are helped by the local plant “Enzyme” – they helped to get the family coat of arms and pictures of the family of Bohvits.
Among other exhibits: a cradle and other furniture. By the way, the cradle was given by a local resident.
Two kilometers from this estate in the village of Bojki lived the family of Pobegailo, who worked as servants to Pan Bohvitsa. When they had a son, Pani Bohvitz gave them this cot. And this summer, the descendants of this family learned that the estate was being restored, brought a crib to the Fleurjan Museum.
So far, there is no permanent exposition in the museum, but this is only the beginning, says Henry Mikhailovich.