Rescue the farmhouse in Dunaföldvár

Project facts

Project promoter
Dunaföldvár Municipality
Project Number:
HU07-0011
Target groups
Children ,
Young adults
Status:
Completed
Initial project cost:
€219,669
Final project cost:
€210,150
From EEA Grants:
€ 169,697
The project is carried out in:
Tolna

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Description

Within the scope of the project, the Municipality of Dunaföldvár, a town of 8722 inhabitants will authentically restore the farmhouse having strong relation to the traditional local rural life style of the 19th century in a sustainable way. At present the building is out of any use because of its deteriorated condition. The outbuilding and the natural surroundings which are also under the protection of the local historic monuments will be also restored and developed by involving the local participants in order to enhance their accessibility for the broadest possible social groups. The forecourt, the rear garden and the court which are devastated and completely neglected will also be restored in traditional way (planting herbs and fruit trees) by common effort of the locals. The project also results the restoration, cleaning, making exhibitable the inner apparatus, the furnishing of the house (70 artefacts) and by this achievement the whole complex will be converted into an enjoyable traditional country house with green environment. Addressing the inhabitants of the town and the micro-region, raising their awareness, integrating the heritage into the public awareness as an opportunity, and spreading positive messages of the practical utilization of the elements of this heritage will be realized with the help of these programs. The most important target groups of the undertaken programs are the 3-to-18-year-olds and their families living locally or in the neighbouring small settlements. The Project Promoter has organized civil forums, shared information about the promotion plans via different media, and proposed partnership level collaboration with the NGOs and cultural service providers. Thus the cultural diversity will appear in the developed programs, and the socially disadvantaged groups and the educational institutes of the disadvantaged settlements of the micro-region will access the developed cultural goods with equal opportunities.

Summary of project results

The Municipality of Dunaföldvár town intended to make built cultural heritage become commonly available for the whole society, and to make socially disadvantaged groups access these cultural goods with equal opportunities, and also to improve and broaden the supply of local cultural and social services according to needs. Within the scope of the project, the Project Promoter authentically restored a farmhouse of deteriorated condition. They renovated, extended and converted the outbuilding into an activity hall at No. 19 Attila Street, having strong relation to the traditional, local rural life style of the 19th century, the building complex and the surroundings being under the protection of local historic monuments. Altogether 1 825 sqm of forecourt, rear garden and court devastated and completely neglected were restored in a traditional way (planting herbs and fruit trees) by the common, voluntary effort of the locals. The project activities also involved restoration and cleaning of the furnishing of the house. By the implementation of the project, the whole complex was converted into an enjoyable traditional country farmstead with green environment and an exhibition area for local ethnography and history. The current homestead has a permanent exhibition featuring everyday items and traditional clothing. There is also a separate space dedicated to hold handcrafting and ethnographic workshops for children or smaller adult groups. With the help of the partners, there were workshops and camps held primarily for 6-18 year olds, and regular events (lectures) were launched for all interested parties to present and revive the activities related to the traditional rural life form (crafts) and local traditions as well.

Summary of bilateral results