06.09.2021

The most significant historical vineyard house in Koprivnica, Podravina

Poet Fran Galović was born in Peteranec near Koprivnica in 1887. He was a poet of Croatian modernism and the author of the anthological Kajkavian cycle “Z mojih bregov” which occupies an important place in Croatian literature. He divided all the poems from that cycle into subheadings named pramalet (spring) – leto (summer) – jesen (autumn) – zima (winter) and wrote them down in pencil in a small notebook which only included 31 pages. He did it during his school holidays of summer 1913 and 1914 in a newly built vineyard house and sitting in a vineyard courtyard. However, he did not manage to complete the book of poems because he was mobilized at the beginning of the First World War and sent with the 27th Home Guard Sisak Infantry Regiment to the southern battlefield, where he was killed. The last poem in the cycle was written in the vineyard on 24 July 1914, just before the mobilization and going to war, and it was dedicated to his vineyard house where the exhibition of the Koprivnica Town Museum will open on 11 September 2021 at 12 o'clock as part of the EU reVITAlize project.

The program was implemented with European Union funds within the project "Wine folklore as a historical identity of Podravina and Pomurje" (reVITAlize) within the INTERREG V-A cross-border cooperation program Hungary-Croatia 2014-2020.

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