Korgialenio History & Folklore Museum of Argostoli

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The museum is housed on the ground floor of the Korgialenios Library, a donation of Vangelis Typaldos Bassia, in Argostoli. The new wing houses two exhibitions in total. The museum collects studies, ranks and keeps inventory of all the history and folklore data of Kefalonia; from the Venetian period and up until the 1953 with the earthquakes.

The permanent exhibition is divided into the sections urban and rural department, ecclesiastical art and the city plan. Τhe collection of Byzantine icons of Charokopou and of Francis and Stephen Vallianou are exhibited seperate. This is a warm and friendly showroom.

The purpose of the museum is the view of history and folklore of the island from the 16th century to 1953, since many elements of Kefallonian culture was destroyed.

The Museum hosts :
• Photocopied English, French and Italian historical documents
• Household ware, porcelain, silverware
• Embroidery and daily farm utensils
• Reconstruction of a bedroom
• Watercolors, lithographs, maps, surveys, church plans
• Photographic records consisting of 3000 images of Kefalonia before earthquakes, of historical figures, of architectural hardware, of religious icons and temples.
• Works of art, wooden temples, sacred vessels, coins and pictures.

In the museum you can visit the informative Korgialeneios Library hosted here.

Opening hours
Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Contact information
Address Ilia Zervou Str. 12, Argostoli
Tel.:   (+30) 22850 22725
Site:   http://www.corgialenios.gr