"The Old Kashubian Farm at Nadole" Nadole by evaanna
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Nadole is a small village north-west of Gdansk situated on Lake Zarnowieckie. From Krokowa you must go west, perhaps visit the beautiful monastery at Zarnowiec on the way and then encircle the lake from the north to get to Nadole. The place is best known for the Old Kashubian Farm (Zagroda Gburska), which is part of the Museum at Puck.
It was a rainy day in early April when we arrived there so many of the photographs had to be taken from under my umbrella. I think the place must be much more picturesque later in the season and with the sun shining. But I still thought it was interesting and, as we were the only visitors there, we could enjoy the peace of the old farm and take our time exploring the buildings.
Although after the partitions of Poland in the 18th century Nadole became part of Prussia, culturally it has always been close to Poland. This was largely due to the activity of the convent in Zarnowiec, which promoted Polish publications, took care of religious education, organised patriotic meetings for the local people. Under the Treaty of Versailles in 1920 Nadole was to become part of Germany but a plebiscite conducted among the local people by Augustyn Struk, Augustyn Konkol and Antoni Abraham decided about its being incorporated into Poland. Thus Nadole became a Polish island on the western banks of Lake Zarnowieckie.
The traditional Kashubian farm in the centre of Nadole that we can visit today once belonged to the Rutz family. Now part of the Museum at Puck, it was turned into an open air folk museum as a result of the efforts of the local authorities, institutions and industrial plants. It shows the traditions and daily life of this Kashubian community preserved in the midst of the ever-changing village.
September - June: Monday - closed
Tuesday - Sunday - 9.00-15.30
July - August: daily - 9.00-17.00
Entrance fee: 4 PLN
Tel. (058) 676 76 44
In writing this page I have used information from the booklet by ethnographer Teresa Lasowa, 'Zagroda gburska w Nadolu' Przewodnik, published by Muzeum Ziemi Puckiej im. Floriana Ceynowy.
Unfortunately, we only saw the Polish version of this publication.
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