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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
ETHNOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF THRACE - Alexandroupoli, Regional Unit of Evros, East Macedonia and Thrace Region, Greece
"The Ethnological Museum of Thrace was founded with the purpose of preserving historical memory in the wider region of Thrace and is a self-funded organization. Since 1899 it has been operating in Alexandroupolis in a leased, stone-built neoclassical building that dates from 1899.
The Museum is open for the public since October 2002. It was self financed projectand at times sponsored by the Stauros Niarhos Foundation and the Ministry of Culture.
Τhe Ethnological Museum of Thrace is a living cell where people can learn about the folk culture and the customs of Thrace, a place that will connect tradition and the memory contained within it with the concerns of modern society.
The purpose of the museum is to study, project, and promote the Thracian culture. The Museum is aims for its place to be a motive for re-evaluation of tradition. The exhibits where organized in such a way so that the visitor can form a full picture of the traditional way of life in Thrace, especially in the North Evros prefecture from the late 17th century to the early 20th century."