The Former Detention House

The Former Detention House

The exhibition “The Awakened: The History of the Rebels Found on Gedimino Hill” is set up in a building opened to the public for the first time – the former detention house for political prisoners no. 14 (T. Kosciuškos St. 1), in which approximately 1,000 participants of the uprising were imprisoned in 1863–1864.

The Former Detention House

The exhibition “The Awakened: The History of the Rebels Found on Gedimino Hill” is set up in a building opened to the public for the first time – the former detention house for political prisoners no. 14 (T. Kosciuškos St. 1), in which approximately 1,000 participants of the uprising were imprisoned in 1863–1864.

The Former Detention House

The exhibition “The Awakened: The History of the Rebels Found on Gedimino Hill” is set up in a building opened to the public for the first time – the former detention house for political prisoners no. 14 (T. Kosciuškos St. 1), in which approximately 1,000 participants of the uprising were imprisoned in 1863–1864.

The Former Detention House

The exhibition “The Awakened: The History of the Rebels Found on Gedimino Hill” is set up in a building opened to the public for the first time – the former detention house for political prisoners no. 14 (T. Kosciuškos St. 1), in which approximately 1,000 participants of the uprising were imprisoned in 1863–1864.

The Former Detention House

The exhibition “The Awakened: The History of the Rebels Found on Gedimino Hill” is set up in a building opened to the public for the first time – the former detention house for political prisoners no. 14 (T. Kosciuškos St. 1), in which approximately 1,000 participants of the uprising were imprisoned in 1863–1864.

The Former Detention House

The exhibition “The Awakened: The History of the Rebels Found on Gedimino Hill” is set up in a building opened to the public for the first time – the former detention house for political prisoners no. 14 (T. Kosciuškos St. 1), in which approximately 1,000 participants of the uprising were imprisoned in 1863–1864.

The Former Detention House

The exhibition “The Awakened: The History of the Rebels Found on Gedimino Hill” is set up in a building opened to the public for the first time – the former detention house for political prisoners no. 14 (T. Kosciuškos St. 1), in which approximately 1,000 participants of the uprising were imprisoned in 1863–1864.

The Former Detention House

The exhibition “The Awakened: The History of the Rebels Found on Gedimino Hill” is set up in a building opened to the public for the first time – the former detention house for political prisoners no. 14 (T. Kosciuškos St. 1), in which approximately 1,000 participants of the uprising were imprisoned in 1863–1864.

The exhibition “The Awakened: The History of the Rebels Found on Gedimino Hill” is set up in a building opened to the public for the first time – the former detention house for political prisoners no. 14 (T. Kosciuškos St. 1), in which approximately 1,000 participants of the uprising were imprisoned in 1863–1864.

The exhibition on the ground floor of the building presents the biographies of the executed rebels, the historical context of the uprising, as well as the goals and expectations of the participants of the uprising. The larger part of the exhibits consists of the material of the excavations on Gedimino Hill in 2017–2018, documents, photographs and personal belongings of the participants of the uprising, and other relics related to the uprising. The exhibition aims to give a proper tribute to the personalities and values of the rebels and their determination to fight for the freedom of their nation and civic rights.

On the first floor of the building, a forgotten narrative about the attempts to revive the memory of the 1863–1864 uprising in the Soviet period and foster the goal of freedom will be brought back from oblivion. In the autumn of 1964, young artists Arūnas Tarabilda, Vladas Vildžiūnas, Vincas Kisarauskas, Aloyzas Stasiulevičius and others without permission of authorities held an exhibition devoted to the centenary of the uprising. Unfortunately, several days later all the works were removed by order of authorities. Several out of more than 60 works shown at that exhibition are displayed. Like the exhibits on the ground floor, these works as if ask us a question what freedom means to us today.

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