History museum reopens exhibits at interim space

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Latvia’s National History Museum announced the reopening of its permanent exhibit in temporary premises at Brivibas boulevard 32 Monday after completing its painstaking move last week from the fire-damaged Riga Castle currently undergoing restoration works in Old Town.

As of Lāčplēsis Day, November 11 the public will again be able to view the artifacts and historic objects that had to be rescued from damage in the aftermath of the accidental roof fire that broke out at the Riga Castle in June of 2013.

The permanent exhibits consist of archeological items from Latvia’s pre-history and ancient times leading up to the 13th century AD, as well as an exhaustive display of collections that tell of Latvia’s first period of independence between the world wars (1918-1940).

The museum is also making sure to put out for public view the only known full set of Lāčplēsis War Orders as a tradition it has observed in previous years.

During the independence holiday month of November there will also be a virtual exhibit titled “Latvia during the war for independence (1918-1920)" and a gallery of historic photographs “November 18 – the day the Republic of Latvia declared its independence.”

The museum will be open to the public until 20:00 hours with free admission on Lāčlēsis Day, and on Independence Day, November 18 admission will again be free of charge with guided tours available to the exhibit on the Republic of Latvia’s first time of independent statehood.

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