Driving down the street named after M.Auezov, it is impossible not to pay attention to standing next to two log houses, similar as two drops of water. In one of these twin houses located Museum of Saken Seifullin in the other - the museum administration.
The literary-memorial museum of the famous poet, writer, outstanding public figure and statesman Saken Seifullin was opened February 20, 1988 by decision of the Council of Ministers of the Kazakh SSR, in the city of Tselinograd, now known as Astana.
The complex of buildings of the museum is directly related to Saken Seifullin. The first building is a wooden log house in 1847, once in 1920, were placed the administrative offices, where worked S.Seifullin.
Now in these chambers located thematic exposition that reflects the entire life and work of the writer. The second building, where located the museum funds and the staff offices, built in 1890, belonged to a friend of Saken Seifullin, one of the characters of his famous historical and memoir novel "Tar Zhol, tayghaq keshu" ( "The thorny path") - the doctor F.A. Blagoveshchensky.
Both of these buildings are architectural monuments of wooden architecture of the late XIX century, protected by the law and the state. Near the museum, on the street that bears the name of the poet, in 1994, the 100th anniversary of the birth, a monument of Saken Seifullin was erected.
With the acquisition of the city in 1998 The status of the capital, the Museum of Saken Seifullin - his exposition, the museum building, territorial complex endured great changes. Were carried out restoration work of two buildings, the total re-exposition of the museum, opened room for large events, meetings, literary and musical evenings living.
At the beginning of the opening of the museum funds totaled about 600-700 units. At this stage, there are 6,000 items, of which - 2900 general fund units, 3100 units - scientific and auxiliary fund.
Among the exhibits - the writer's personal belongings: his typewriter, a gold watch, caftan and skullcap, pen and ink set, costume. The museum is fully recreated in detail study of the poet, as well as the room where his family lived.
All personal belongings of the writer collected and transferred to the museum by his wife and relatives
Personal belongings, photographs, books, exhibited in the museum, tells a lot about the writer and poet Saken Seifullin, as well as the whole of the busy life of Akmolinsk 20-30th. of the last century. The exhibition can also see photos of the poet muses - Nina Mokina, a portrait of his mother, to whom he was very similar, manuscripts, favorite books, and just to feel closer to the writer, because the walls still remember him.
The exhibition in the hall, which is known as "The people's memory", presented the books of the people who involved in the study of life's journey of Seifullin and his work.
You can also get acquainted with the materials of the celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the writer's birth, about how put the play-piece "Saken Seifullin" of S.Mukanov at Akmola drama theater . Also in the exhibition contains works that were published only after the rehabilitation of the author, souvenirs, dedicated to anniversaries.
Great interest in the museum are showing not only the guests of the city, but also its inhabitants. Endless stream of visitors is the clearest indication that the great writer remembers and ardently loves his grateful people.
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