The Cherkekh History and Ethnography Museum is the first open-air museum in Yakutia, founded in 1977. The museum was created solely by the forces and means of the people of the Tattinskiy district. The idea of its creation belongs to the writer of Yakutia Dmitry Sivtsev — Suorun Omollon. In the museum are collected and shown 20 historical and architectural monuments of wooden architecture.
Sivtsev gave the museum about 800 ethnographic items, including a collection of Yakut koumiss crockery. The hereditary smith Markov handed over 217 hunting supplies and blacksmith's tools. The regional specialist Androsov donated over 70 ethnographic objects to the museum. The enthusiast of the museum business Uvarov presented over 20 relics of the past, including bells. Descendants of the priests were presented with rare books, documents related to the Christianization of Yakutia, photographs. Sons of the first professional artist of Yakutia Ivan Popov transferred to the picturesque works of his father. From the granddaughter of the writer Korolenko came the silverware of the famous grandfather and the book with his autograph. The museum is represented as a single exposition complex with yurts, in which the political exiles lived. The exposition of the museum highlights the life and work of these people. Now it is a branch of the Yakut State Unified Museum of the History and Culture of the Peoples of the North.
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|Address:||The Republic of Sakha, Tattinskiy district, Cherkekh village, 2, Troschanskogo Street|