Bohdan Lepky is a distinguished Ukrainian writer, teacher, translator, specialist in literature, artist and public figure. The museum was opened in 1995, August 27. Its founders were: doctor Roman Smyk (USA), the keeper of B. Lepky's heritage; his son Roman, a doctor of medicine; sister Stephany with her husband, father Volodymyr Tarnavsky; N. Holovata and J. Shafraniuk-Zavadovych (Canada).

The museum exposition is situated in five halls of the ground floor of the City Hall. It displays the life and creative work of Bohdan Lepky.

The first hall exhibits move the visitors into the childhood of the future writer and artist. The christening certificate, the picture of family arms, the grandfather's portrait painted by B. Lepky in school time are of great interest for visitors. The exposition is supplemented by ancient furniture and the Viennese piano — a reminder of the time when the future writer listened to Chopin and Bethoven music played by his aunt Dariya Hlibovytska.

The second hall represents Berezhany city and the period when B. Lepky lived in Berezhany. There are photos of the high school professors and pupils, there are also textbooks of the time. The portraits of T. Shevchenko, A. Chaykovsky, M. Ustyyanovych illustrate liking for painting of B. Lepky. The concert of S. Krushelnytska in 1898 in Berezhany was a great event in the life of local people. It was B. Lepky who organized the concert. The main editions of the writer and his book of reminiscences 'The Fairy-tale of My Life' are of great interest, too.

The next hall depicts the Polish period in the writer's life (1899-1914, 1926-1941) — moving to Cracow, teaching in high schools and University. Various exhibits illustrate his relations with Olga Kobylianska, Mychaylo Kotsiubynsky, Vasyl Stefanyk and others. There are also portraits of his daughers —Sophiya and Nataly painted by B. Lepky.

The fourth hall exhibits represent the events of 1915-1925. It was the period of his stay in Austria and Germany. The first edition of Mazepa trilogy (1926-1929) atrracts the visitors' attention.

The following statement of B. Lepky is the epigraph to the fifth hall: 'If not a writer I would like to be an artist'. There are 56 of his paintings. His wife's portrait, the portrait of father Mykola Lepky (1923) , the selfportrait (1932) are of great interest. There is also a number of portraits of Ukrainian writers in the exposition.

Working hours:
Entrance fee:
Adults — 3 UAN.
Students — 3 UAH.
Children — 1 UAN.
Excursion rates:
Free of charge.
Photo shooting — 5 UAH.
Ternopil region
Berezhany city
Rynok Sq., 1

Теl.: +38 (03548) 2-21-86
How to get:
The museum is situated in the city center, in the building of the Town Hall.
49.44517  24.9389  
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