The travelling exhibition From the Venus of Petřkovice to the Dolní Vítkovice Area, which is organized as part of the celebrations of the 750th anniversary of the first written mention of Ostrava, has moved in May to another two city districts, namely to Poruba and Nová Ves.
The usual four main panels of the exhibition present visitors with the history of the city during the prehistoric times, medieval times and in the 19th and 20th century, the fifth panel is different in each city district.
The panel dedicated to the city district Poruba shows through a local church and castle the history of the municipality, but most of all, it emphasizes the transformation of the village into a ‘socialist city’ in the 1950s. It also reminds us of the most important objects in the city district, such as the VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava and the University Hospital Ostrava. The exhibition is located on the mezzanines of the staircase of the Poruba Town Hall. The opening took place on 3 May in the Ceremonial Hall of the Town Hall and was followed by a concert of classical music by members of the Janáček Philharmonic. The Poruba exhibition has been extended by an accompanying part – an exhibition called Interesting Poruba in Numbers, installed on eight panels dedicated to the history of this city district.
The panel on the city district Nová Ves highlights the existence and interesting history of the Church of St. Bartoloměj U Hrůbků as well as how important it was for the city to have a waterworks built in this city district. Life in Nová Ves is significantly affected by the River Odra, whose power was most prominent in 1997. The opening of the exhibition took place on Saturday, 6 May, on the premises of TJ Sokol Nová Ves and was part of a fire brigades reunion organized on the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the foundation of the local fire brigade. It also commemorated the 750th anniversary of the first written mention of Ostrava. You can visit the exhibition from 9 to 31 May in the meeting room of the Town Hall of the city district Nová Ves.