‘ION ROATĂ’ MEMORIAL HOUSE
Right in the center of the village, under an old and tall walnut tree, you can easily find the house in which, in 1806, deputy Moș Ion Roată was born. It is a cottage, built with clay, constructed with beams and wooden ropes. On 24 January, 1959, it was resettled from Gura Văii village and transformed into a museum. Inside the rooms, there is peasant furniture, the private and household items that belonged to Ion Roată, which impose a powerful mark to the exhibition. There are also photos and documents about Ion Roată’s life and his fight as deputy in the Ad-hoc Assembly of Moldavia.
One of the best peasants of the commune, a right and honest spirit, gifted with a sharp mind, knowing well the lives and wishes of the peasants, Ion Roată was elected in 1857, as deputy in the Ad-hoc Assembly of Moldavia. He won the admiration and friendship of the great political men of the time in Iași: Mihail Kogălniceanu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Costache Negri, Anastasie Panu. On February 5th 1859, he came to Focșani, where the well-known meeting with Alexandru Ioan Cuza took place. After the Union, he implied himself in the life of the commune, he was elected in the village county, he fought for the founding of a school in the village, and in 1878, Mihail Kogălniceanu decorated Ion Roată with the „Romanian Star”.
Monday – closed;
Tuesday – Sunday: 9 AM – 4 PM
Adults – 8 RON;
Retired persons – 4 RON;
Students, pupils, war veterans – 2 RON;
Preschool children, group attendants – FREE