The City Museum of Wadowice concentrates on presenting the history of the city and its surroundings. Works of artists associated with Wadowice – both professionals and folk amateurs – are gathered here. Special attention is paid to pre-war Wadowice which influenced Karol Wojtyła’s personality. The museum welcomes its visitors with a recording of the Pope’s words: his speech given in the market square in Wadowice during his visit to Poland in 1999. There is a reconstruction of the image described by him at that time at the multimedia exhibition entitled Karol Wojtyła’s Wadowice. The area of Wadowice market square from the time before the World War II is replicated here: the windows of a confectionery, a tobacco shop and a printing house mentioned by John Paul II as well as the outlines of tenement houses and a church.
In the museum, we can also see postcards with pictures of the town from the Galician and interwar times. A chronicle, and mementos of cultural and artistic life of pre-war Wadowice can also be found. We can also observe the former decor of a middle-class room.
Elaborated by Marek Witkowski (The City Museum in Wadowice), © all rights reserved
Photograph by Marek Witkowski (The City Museum in Wadowice), © all rights reserved
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