Oton Župančič Memorial House
|Spominska hiša Otona Župančiča|
|Vinica 9, SI-8344 Vinica|
|Phone||07 30 64 343|
|Managed by||Bela krajina Museum, Metlika|
|Anita Matkovič, Custodian|
The exhibition on the ground floor first introduces visitors to the poet's family, his childhood and youth, with photographs and documentary material. The cultural and social environment in which Župančič grew up is also illustrated, with special emphasis on the emigration problem in the Bela krajina region. A chronological survey of Župančič's literary and other work is presented, together with a survey of published and translated works and his translations of foreign authors. Župančič often used the names of ethnological objects in his poetry and in the last room poems of that kind are exhibited and illustrated by the objects to which the poet refers.
The second display is that of the history Vinica, a tiny town that as a settlement nevertheless boasts a long history dating back to the iron age.
The third exhibition was in 2015 moved here from the Bela krajina Museum. It presents notable inhabitants of the Bela krajina region – 39 of them are presented, among them people of letters, scientists, musicians and other artists. One can see their personal belongings, documentary photos, their works, biographies and so on.