The museum is proud of the fact that in Primorskiy District, in the former Malynchevskaya village (the village is now a part of the Uemskiy settlement) Semyon Mikhailovich Krivonogov lived. He was a peasant, a fisherman and a hunter, a painter, a carpenter and a fantasist, who became the prototype of the character of the Pisakhov’s fairytales – Senya Malina.
The museum not only tracked down S.M.Krivonogov’s family history, but opened the hall “The living room of Senya Malina” to the visitors. Anyone can learn more about the fairytale writer from Uyma, about the history of his acquaintance with Pisakhov, their meeting, to see Senya Malina’s family tree, not only to hear the fairytales, but also to see the clay toys by Lyudmila Moreva and the Ganzenko family representing their characters.
The living room is the favourite place for the annual meetings of the descendants on the traditional day of the festival “Malinova Uyma”.The visitors can drink tea with berry pies or with the kozulyas, on the New Year’s Eve. While having tea, visitors can watch the cartoons based on the fairytales by S.G. Pisakhov.
There are the exhibitions “The living room of Senya Malina”, “The crafts of the White Sea”,”Pustosh and Patrakeevka - the centres of sailing and shipbuilding”, “The country everyday life at the end of the 19th – the beginning of the 20th century”, ”The Great Patriotic War in the fate of the inhabitants of the Primorskiy District”. The temporary exhibitions devoted to the art of the pomor craftsmen, the exhibitions of the famous northern artists and talented people and the exhibitions connected with the main events in the Primorskiy District’s life and the Orthodox Calendar are held regularly.
The visitors can choose either an excursion around the village or a topical one. The museum offers the audio guide for mobile devices. To use it you should install the app OPAS, download the excursions, choose the route and turn on the headphones…
The museum of national crafts was founded on the 1st of April 1993, when the district museum was opened on the base of the social museum of the kolkhoz “Organizator” of the Lisestrovskiy village council by the order of the head of administration of the Primorskiy District. But the small space didn’t fulfil the possibility to hold the exposition and the exhibitions and on the 18th of May 2004 the museum opened three exhibitions halls at the Zavodskaya street, 7 the Uemskiy settlement.
During the years folk crafts were an indispensable part of the Russian North’s culture and the Primorskiy District, in particular. These are, firstly, the fishing and hunting, water plants harvesting, salt-making- the basis of life of the population of the winter and summer coasts of the White Sea. These are the wood processing industry, the galipot collection and tar-distilling, animal and bird hunting in the large forest areas.
At the same time the traditional male and female crafts have been developing and perfecting: honey collection, pottery, carpentry, shoe-making, weaving, embroidery, etc. All the listed crafts keep the traditions of the succession of gemerations.
The museum of national crafts specializes in studying and saving traditional crafts of Primorskiy District and is researching the customs connected with the Belomor crafts.
During the expedition around the district the museum workers have collected working tools of hunters and fishermen, household items, the unique photos of the end of the 19th-the beginning of the 20th century, the funds are being replenished with the unique documents and memories.
From Arkhangelsk by bus:
#104T (Arkhangelsk (the railway station) - Malye Karely);