On the left bank of Kiršinas river there is Pakiršinys village. The history of Pakiršinys Manor, which was first mentioned in the 18th century, is related to the family of Kerbedis. In 1789, Stanislovas Kerbedis bought Pakiršinys and built the Manor with outbuildings. In 1860, the Manor was inherited by the famous engineer and bridge designer Stanislovas Kerbedis (1810 – 1899). After the First World War, Kerbedis family sold the Manor to the family of Radvilavičius. In 1923, Pakiršinys Manor had 1 courtyard and 114 inhabitants. After the Second World War the Manor housed the Board of Land Reclamation, the settlement of land reclamation workers grew. Residents in Pakiršinys: in 1959 – 156, in 1970 – 513, in 1986 – 964.
Now there are 10 buildings or their fragments remaining in the territory of the former Manor.
The Manor house was built at the beginning of the 20th century and it represents the style of modern architecture. The original volume and facades were retained during the reconstruction of the Manor house. The primary school was located in the cotter house since 1923. In 1958, the culture centre was established in the main building of the Manor. From 1 July 2011 the mentioned culture centre became the centre of ethnic culture and crafts of Radviliškis district municipality. The ethno-culture centre houses numerous local craftsmen and their works (ceramic pots, knitted gloves, leather goods, wood carvings, etc.). The centre organizes educational programmes which help to preserve national values, living traditions and traditional crafts while involving people of all ages.
We hope that you will also be interested in the centre of ethnic culture and crafts which makes Radviliškis Region known.
The centre of ethnic culture and crafts of Radviliškis district municipality invites you to participate in the following educational programmes:
“DEVYNI AMATAI, DEŠIMTAS BADAS” (Jack of all trades, master of none) – one of the most popular educational programmes, during which the participants are introduced to three crafts and their history. The programme introduces three crafts: ceramics, wool felting and leathercraft (or production of candles). The participants of the programme mould a pot, a whistle, make a necklace from wool felt balls and a decorative jewellery from leather.
“MANO BATAI BUVO DU” (I had two shoes) – one of the most favourite programmes among the participants. The participants of the programme are introduced to the old footwear: klumpės (clogs), medpadžiai (wooden sole shoes), vyžos (bast shoes), naginės (leather soleless shoes). The programme introduces the history of footwear and its production methods. During the programme the participants are able to make naginės (leather soleless shoes).
“KIAUŠINIŲ MARGINIMAS” (Decorating eggs) – this event takes place two weeks before and a week after Easter. The participants of the programme learn about the customs of Easter, Easter table decorations, techniques for decorating eggs, symbols and ornaments. They are able to decorate eggs in traditional ways – by using natural wax and onion skins.
“ŠTAI ATVAŽIUOJA KALĖDA” (Here comes Father Christmas) – takes place before Christmas. During the educational activity the participants make and taste Kūčiukai (small sweet pastries), they learn about the history of a candle as well as the technology and methods of candle making. Every participant is able to make a honey scented candle. They are also told about how our ancestors celebrated Christmas Eve and Christmas, what were the customs and traditions in Radviliškis region.
Parko St. 8, Pakiršinys village, Radviliškis district, LT- 82297.