EXHIBITIONS

FRESHWATER FISHING

See freshwater fish and 19th–20th century tools for freshwater fishing in the restored carthouse and stable of Pastariņš’ Museum.

The writer E. Birznieks-Upītis, called Pastariņš in childhood, learnt men’s jobs from the foreman Baumanis, which included horse care, fishing and catching crayfish. As a child, he watched the fishermen in action and later described the fishing process in an imaginative manner in the trilogy “Pastariņš’ Diary”.

In the restored tcarhouse and stable of Pastariņš’ Museum, which accommodate the Freshwater Fishing exposition, you will see 19th–20th century tools and accessories for freshwater fishing and catching crayfish, making and mending nets, transporting, storing and processing the catch, as well as learn about horse care and harnessing. Visitors will see fish that could be caught in Lake Dzirciems in the writer’s childhood.

The exposition has been awarded the Latvian Museum Association’s annual Gold Dust award in the Exposition of the Year 2016 category.

The exposition was created within the project “Pastariņš’ Home – Bisnieki Farmstead in Northern Kurzeme – The Model of Latvian History”.

EXHIBITIONS