The place for Vetka Museum of Old Believers and Belarusian traditions was chosen for a reason, since this place became the Belarusian center of the split of Orthodox Church of the late XVII – XVIII centuries.
The Vetka Museum was created in 1978 based on the personal collection of artist Fyodor Shklyarov, descendant from local Old Believer clan.
They truly left a rich heritage – over 10 thousand exhibits, which include:
- Ancient and old believer icons;
- Handwritten and old printed books of XVI-XIX centuries;
- Proricey icon paintings XVII-XX centuries;
- Collections of items created using a unique artistic method – sewing gold threads, beads and pearls;
- House decorations using sawn-cutting technique of XIX – XX centuries;
- Ritual towels, archaeological finds and folk costumes.