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A new museum dedicated to Alice Masaryk opens in Ranny


Runny's Alice Masaryk Museum | Photo: Kristýna Vašíčková, Czech Radio

The eldest daughter of Charlotte and Tomáš Masaryk Masarik became prominent figures in Czechoslovakia during the war, advocating social welfare and the liberation of women.

After World War I, she co-founded and chaired the Czechoslovak branch of the International Red Cross after spending some of it in Austrian prisons.

Above all, she started building a house in Lanny. The house served as a branch of the local Red Cross, especially as a counseling room for mothers with young children, until 1991.

Magdalena Elznicová Mikesková | Photo: Jana Chládková, Czech Radio

The building is now a museum dedicated to the heritage of Alice Masaryk, but has not yet been fully valued, says its director, Magdalena Elsnikova Mikeskova.

“Alice Masaryk has been interested in social work from an early age. She has worked for various organizations that promote, for example, the fight against alcohol abuse and organizations that support children. Herself. He volunteered as a nurse at the Red Cross in 1915 and treated an injured soldier at the Parduvice quarantine facility. She was simply attracted to the fields of social work and medicine. “

Ranny’s new museum exhibits some of Arizemasaryk’s original furniture and some items related to the history of the Czechoslovak Red Cross. Magdalena Elznicová Mikesková Again:

Runny's Alice Masaryk Museum | Photo: Kristýna Vašíčková, Czech Radio

“Alice Masaryk never lived in this house, but we own her original furniture, so I thought we could recreate her apartment. For example, you can see two large chests of drawers, a round table with four chairs, and the original stove. “

Operated by the TG Masaryk Museum in nearby Racobnik, the museum also features interactive games and videos that show children’s visitors the personality of Alice Masaryk. In the future, it will also be a venue for lectures and lectures.

Alice Masaryk chaired the Czechoslovak Red Cross until 1938. She emigrated to the United States after the Communists came to power in 1948, and she died in Chicago in 1966 at the age of 87. She is buried in Ranny’s graveyard.

The museum dedicated to her heritage officially opened in July and is accessible Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm.

Runny's Alice Masaryk Museum | Photo: Kristýna Vašíčková, Czech Radio

https://english.radio.cz/new-museum-dedicated-alice-masaryk-opens-lany-8754513 A new museum dedicated to Alice Masaryk opens in Ranny

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