Literary Memorial Museum of I. P. Kotlyarevsky
The museum was founded in 1952 — on 28th September the old house doors were opened. Earlier, this house belonged to famous poet and dramatist B. B. Kapnyst and today it is entered in the State list of Ukraine Landscapes.
There are many various visual aids — each item is placed in right chronology. All these things tell about life and art of famous Poltava citizen who was creator of new age Ukrainian literature.
Ivan Kotlyarevsky is the author of Ukrainian “Aeneid” and such plays as “Natalka Poltavka” and “Moskal-charodey”. There are also writer's personals, manuscript archive which was given by Saltykov-Shchedrin Public library (Saint Petersburg), paintings, and large library of writer's lifetime issued books.
There can be found such unique exhibit as the first writer's lifetime issue of “Aeneid” (1798). Also, the museum exhibition brightly describes life of Ivan Kotlyarevsky, his work as a caretaker of the House of poor nobles children education, a trustee of Poltava charitable houses, a director of the first Poltava stationary theatre.