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The travelling exhibition of Vabamu reaches Rakvere

The exhibition of the Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the restoration of Estonia’s independence tells stories of our state and democracy and contemplates on the meaning of freedom. The exhibition touring Estonia will be up on the Rakvere Castle square on 2–4 July.

Foto: Vabamu

The exhibition also looks into the 30-year history of events in local life, politics, pop culture, music, language development, etc. A part of the exhibition is made up by photos sent by people of their important life events over the past 30 years.

A short and exciting democracy exercise will be organised at 1 p.m. on 3 July. “The exercise helps to grow and develop the skills that are necessary for making important and lovely ideas a reality. The 30-year anniversary of the restoration of independence is an especially suitable day to remember that you cannot get far by acting solo. In today’s world, we still need companions to make big changes as well as the courage to support others! This playful exercise trains your engagement “muscles”,” explains the instructor Maiu Lauring from Demokraatiatrenn MTÜ.

The exhibition is also suitable for children – it has a special children’s corner with a new video from Piip and Tuut and with opportunities to test one’s knowledge and do crafts.

The exhibition is free of charge and is located in the parking lot of Rakvere Castle (address Vallikraavi 1). It is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on 4 July).

Next stops of the travelling exhibition:

  • Karksi / Karksi kodukandipäev / 10 July
  • Haapsalu / 17–18 July
  • Tõrva / Fire Days / 23–25 July
  • Põlva / Centre Square / 31 July–1 August
  • Kuressaare / Kuressaare Maritime Days / 6–7 August
  • Tallinn / Old Town Days / 12 August
  • Paide / Opinion Festival / 13–15 August
  • Narva / 20–22 August
  • Kallaste / Fish and Onion Fair / 28 August
  • Tartu / 3–5 September
  • Rapla / Särin Festival / 11–12 September

The project is funded by the Active Citizens Fund for EEA Grants, mediated by the Open Estonia Foundation in collaboration with the Network of Estonian Nonprofit Organizations, the Government Office, the National Foundation of Civil Society, and the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.