Memories in the Land of Our Ancestors
Jelsa Municipal Museum, Hvar
Nearly all families on the Island of Hvar keep memories of ancestors who had left the island in the late 19th or early 20th century to seek a better life, an adventure, or to face any other possible challenge. They reached faraway lands where they made new lives for themselves, oftentimes keeping in contact with their families who eagerly awaited their letters. Other times, they were cut off from their loved ones due to all sorts of circumstances in their new homelands. Exhibition covers a select few communities of central Hvar, reminiscing about the fragmented history of individual destinies and about the spirit of time when our people embarked on their journey into the unknown world.