This exhibition, which is a collaborative project involving
the museums in Pärnu County, is an ode to Pärnu County and its vicinity. It
deals with significant historical and cultural events, important local figures
and inventors, objects and sayings. The visitor will become familiar with
everything that is unique, significant and special about Pärnu County, and
what’s most important, comes from right here.
The almost 100 most important objects, actions services, events, and works
that are highlighted are unique and important to our home county and still play
a meaningful role for the Estonian people and their history. Among other things, the concept emphasises the
status of Pärnu as the birthplace of the Republic of Estonia and its importance
in winning the War of Independence, as well as the role of the outstanding
residents of Pärnu County in Estonia’s government and culture.
The exhibition also marks a change that occurred last year whereby Pärnu County
became an even larger territorial unit totalling 5,419 km² (continues to be the
largest county in Estonia), which now includes seven local governments: the
rural municipalities of Häädemeeste, Kihnu, Lääneranna, Põhja-Pärnumaa, Saarde
and Tori, as well as the town of Pärnu.