Vinnytsia Regional Studies Museum (Вінницький краєзнезнвчий музей; Vinnytskyi kraieznavchyi muzei). A regional studies museum founded in Vinnytsia in 1918 as the Vinnytsia Historical and Folkways Museum. In 2009 it had nearly 90,000 items, including valuable archeological, numismatic, and ethnographic collections and artworks, such as artefacts from a Bronze Age burial mound (1500–1000 BC) discovered near the village of Hordiivka, Trostianets (Vinnytsia oblast) raion, as well as archeological finds dating from the Scythian and Sarmatian periods. The museum houses a sizable exhibition of artefacts and weapons from the Cossack period of 1648–1676 (see Cossack-Polish War). A separate exhibit is dedicated to the memory of soldiers who died during the Soviet-Afgan War in the 1980s. Guides to the museum were published in 1972 and 1984.
[This article was updated in 2010.]
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