Several thousand spectators were attracted by historical re-enactments organized as part of the Touch_history project. On the last weekend in June, in Zagórz (Podkarpackie voivodeship, PL), history enthusiasts invited by the project leader re-enacted events from 250 years ago – the last battle of the Bar Confederation. In the scenery of the ruins of the Carmelite monastery, reconstruction groups from Poland and abroad presented themselves. Tourists and residents could observe camp life, genre scenes, demonstrations of weapon wielding, infantry and cavalry skirmishes, participate in thematic workshops, presentations of costumes and equipment. There was a concert of music, referring to the era of Sarmatism and the time of the Bar Confederation, and tasting of regional dishes.
It allowed me to move back to the times of the 18th century, which I am very passionate about – concluded one of the tourists.
All these activities were possible thanks to the EU co-funding of the project titled „To touch history and culture – the historical-cultural mosaic of the Polish-Ukrainian borderland”, whose leader is the Zagórz Commune.
As part of the project, the Polish side still plans to purchase costumes, which will be presented in the reconstructed monastery building. The activities of the Ukrainian partner in the project, the Lion Society, are in the process of being reorganized due to hostilities in Ukraine.
You can read more about the project here.
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