CREATING A SCENE

 

The Foundation for Besenyszög won a non-refundable subsidy of 11.811.439 HuF by the project titled “Creating a scene”. The tender was announced for executing the chapter LEADER of Local Rural Development Strategies, the subsidy was provided by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development according to the regulation of 35/2013. (V.22.) of the Rural Development Minister. The project was implemented by the subsidy given by European Union and Hungarian Government, the intensity of the subsidy was 100%.

The aim of the project was to create a place (scene) suitable for community building, which is able to preserve and pass on traditions by presenting the tools of peasant farming, backyard farming and folk minor crafts, recently living and practiced in the town. Within the confines of complex development, beside the construction of the scene, information boards were also placed. A marketing publication was also created to introduce the community of the region and a talent-show was also organized, where the primary school age could give an account of their ethnographic and cultural knowledge.

The project included the following activities:

 

Creating the scene

A projekt legfontosabb eleme egy kb. 120 m2 alapterületű szín építése volt, amely a háztáji gazdálkodást, népi kismesterségeket, a paraszti kultúra és a térségre jellemző 19-20. századi értékeit  bemutató közösségi térként funkcionál. A szín alatt többféle tevékenységet bemutató tárgygyűjtemény került kihelyezésre több témakörben. A kiállítandó eszközök a Besenyszögért Alapítvány kezelésében állnak.  

 

The most important element of the project was to build a scene on an approx 120 m2-large-area, which includes backyard farming, folk artisans, peasant culture relating to 19th - 20th centuries. It funcionates as a community place for presenting the values of the 19th century. During the scene, a collection of objects presenting several activities was exhibited on several topics. The tools to be exhibited are managed by the Foundation for Besenyszög.

 

Making information tables

Information tables provide information about the exhibited devices. In this project, six large (about 75 cm x 105 cm) information boards were made on the following topics:

  1. Hemp processing, tools, workflow
  2. Cultivation of beet land (fodder beet, production of sugar beet), cultivation of beet fields, tools
  3. Work of the rope-maker
  4. The work of the tanner and belt manufacturer
  5. The Wheel (Mechanics, Operation,  and Part-Work Processes of Towing Devices)

 

Marketing brochure

In addition to the construction of the showroom, local history research has been carried out on ten topics (ethnography, peasant culture, history, environment, etc.). The publication promotes the settlement and its traditions, ethnographic, historical and natural values, and prints 1,000 copies with mandatory logos and design elements.

 

Delivering ceremony

After the scene, the information tables and the marketing brochure were completed, on 10th of October, 2014, a delivering ceremony was held. Within the confines of the event, we organized “Who-Knows-What” competition for the primary school age. Here the children were able to share their knowledge of folk culture, peasant and backyard farming, while local actors entertained participants with presentations and workshops such as tanner and belt production, corn-cob baby making, and a guided tour where animal-towed devices were presented.