Manor Lazhechnikov in Kolomna (house-museum) - descendant impressions

I recently visited his ancestor’s house, Ivan.Ivanovich Lazhechnikov. He was a writer, and one of his most famous novels is called Ice House, perhaps someone read. Up to this point I have never advertised my kinship on a blog (somehow there is no need to), so few of our readers drew parallels. Especially now they know little of him, and it would be necessary to tell who he is. But you see, it would be logical if the post about visiting my ancestral estate appears on my blog? :)

I had long been going to go, and now this time has come. Hopefully I’ll get another 225 years in a month. Surprisingly, we were born with him almost the same day.

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House Manor Lazhechnikov

I can not say that the museum Lazhechnikova willinteresting to the general public, rather those who are familiar with the work of the writer. And the big problem is that, as a matter of fact, there is nothing left except the house itself, and the house has also been preserved not in its original form. For example, at the entrance there is a modern wooden staircase to the second floor, instead of which there used to be a staircase inside the wall. The tiles on the stove were picked up simply from that time, as well as a small collection of items of merchant and peasant life, but not those that were in this house, and which the writer's hand touched. The reason is simple - in this house who has just not lived since those times. Therefore, the tour is mostly not for the eyes, but for the hearing.

We were told that only recently to the museumthe family bible was passed by the writer's relatives (on the line of his brother), that's all. I know that my grandfather, while he was alive, often visited Kolomna and transferred some photographs (and maybe something else?), But then there was no museum, which means he most likely transferred them to the Lazhechnikov Library, which those times served as a museum. The library, in turn, does not hurry to give its exhibits to the museum.

Entrance to the territory of the Lazhechnikov manor

Entrance to the territory of the Lazhechnikov manor

House family Lazhechnikov

House family Lazhechnikov

The modern staircase, and on the left the remains of the internal wall ladder

The modern staircase, and on the left the remains of the internal wall ladder

2 furnaces, on the other hand 2 more

2 furnaces, on the other hand 2 more

The exposition of merchant tea and the example of how merchants dressed

The exposition of merchant tea and the example of how merchants dressed

Books of the time

Books of the time

Canopy in the house

Canopy in the house

A small collection of household items

A small collection of household items

Portrait II Lazhechnikova

Portrait II Lazhechnikova

I show Yegor his ancestor

I show Yegor his ancestor

Last Novik - one of the most famous novels of the writer

Last Novik - one of the most famous novels of the writer

Left photograph of the writer's wife and children, in the center of Zinaida’s daughter (my great-great-grandmother)

Left photograph of the writer's wife and children, in the center of Zinaida’s daughter (my great-great-grandmother)

The way the manor and the outhouse looked like many years ago

The way the manor and the outhouse looked like many years ago

The basement where the living rooms used to be

The basement where the living rooms used to be

I can not imagine how they used to live here without electricity in the dark

I can not imagine how they used to live here without electricity in the dark

Second floor of the house

Second floor of the house

Spinning room

Spinning room

With the help of these items made a pattern on the fabric

With the help of these items made a pattern on the fabric

Stand with several samovars

Stand with several samovars

Family Bible and Icon

Family Bible and Icon

Family tree, which must already finish

Family tree, which must already finish

Letter to Pushkin

Letter to Pushkin

Party room

Party room

I.I. Lazhechnikov was born in 1790 and died in 1869. For some reason, the exact date of his birth and his brother is shrouded in mystery, in the metric book there is no number in front of his name. It is now officially considered that he was born on the 25th of September, it is funny that I was born on the 27th of September. Moreover, one time was not clear and the year, so in some biographies are found and 1792, and 1794 years. It is said that by marrying a young wife a second time, he hid his age and wanted to look a little younger.

This manor was acquired by the writer's grandfather.Ilya Akimovich Lozhechnikov in the 70s of the 18th century. Yes, yes, the surname was then written through “O”, although, to be honest, I myself found out about it only after the guide’s story. I still remember how I went through the whole school with the nickname “Lozhkin” and it terribly enraged me, but nothing could be done, the school bullies were not far from the truth. The writer's family was a merchant and one of the richest in Kolomna, rich on the sale of salt and bread. They owned several houses, a silk-weaving factory, a tannery ... But after the denunciation of their father they planted and material well-being was undermined, although they released him pretty soon. In the autobiographical work “White, black and gray” I.I. Lazhechnikov talks about the time of his childhood and youth (just when he lived in this house), about the provincial town of Kolomna, about how people lived, what they ate, what they dressed. As the guide told us, Kolomna is very closely connected with the name Lazhechnikov.

Having matured, Ivan against the will of his father entered onmilitary service and passed the war of 1812. After he lived in Moscow, working on his literary works, he lived in Penza, and at the end of his life he settled in the Tver province, where in 1844 he received a noble title. Buried in the Novodevichy Convent. Lazhechnikov was the ancestor of the Russian historical novel and was quite a famous person in literary circles. By the way, I personally know Pushkin. Subsequently, his works were not included in the school curriculum, so now few people know about him.

The grave of I.Iazhechnikov in the Novodevichy Convent

The grave of I.Iazhechnikov in the Novodevichy Convent

Impressions

For the first time in Kolomna, I was still a student somewherein 2000. Since then, almost no memories, and the museum was not even in sight, the building stood empty. Instead, I visited the local history museum, it had a small stand dedicated to Lazhechnikov. I remember when I said about my kinship, they immediately attacked me with questions and shamed for not knowing anything and not reading anything. And how could I know if there were no things left in the family, and my grandfather didn’t tell almost anything, because he himself knew very little, because his parents hid their origins, in the 30s-40s-50s and 40s they could have planted this. After that trip, I returned to Moscow and read the Ice House in one gulp, although I am not very interested in such literature. A scant biography read only the one that was written in the books as a preface, then there was not so much information on the Internet.

The writer and his descendant, Kolomna, 2001

The writer and his descendant, Kolomna, 2001

Manor Lazhechnikov, 2001

Manor Lazhechnikov, 2001

And now, after 15 years, we find ourselves in Kolomnaby chance. I was looking for a nice house in the Moscow region, where one could have a rest for several days, and one of them was near Kolomna. Naturally, there were no questions exactly where to go, and the Lazhechnikov Manor was chosen as the first place to visit in Kolomna.

This time I, on the contrary, did not want to talkI'm a direct descendant. They will again ask, and I will not know what to answer. But in the end, Daria blurted out, and in general it turned out to be okay. It turns out that they were looking for me, they wanted to invite me to the writer's anniversary, and in general it is important for the museum that descendants come. So we exchanged contacts and agreed to keep in touch.

How does it feel to be a descendant? I do not even know ... Nothing special. After all, so many years have passed and no connection with the ancestors is not felt. Yes, since childhood I was told that your great-great-great-grandfather is a writer, but this does not change anything in my life, maybe, apart from some subconscious desire, not to disgrace one’s family. But I don’t feel any sense of self-importance at all, all outstanding achievements ended in Ivan Ivanovich and further descendants haven’t done anything yet, for which history or at least Wikipedia will remember them :)

Information to visit

Where to stay in Kolomna
What else to see in Kolomna over the weekend

Opening hours from 10.30 to 17 hours from Wednesday to Sunday (except for the last Friday of the month).

Wed-Sun 10.30–17.00, except for the last Fri of the month, the ticket office closes half an hour earlier

The cost of entry is 80 rubles.
The cost of the tour is 100 rubles per person (about half an hour).
Photographing 50 rubles (it makes no sense, there is nothing to photograph).

Lazhechnikov on Wikipedia
Museum page and film

On the map

Address Kolomna, st. October Revolution, 192a, 194.
Located directly opposite the wheels (there can be a carpark) across the road. A 5-minute walk from here is the Kremlin, Lazhechnikov Street and the Museum of Local Lore, and 10 minutes away is the Kalach Museum and marshmallows.

Manor Lazhechnikov

Manor Lazhechnikov
The house-museum where the Russian writer I.Lazhechnikov lived

The house-museum where the Russian writer I.Lazhechnikov lived

P.S. In fact, it is very great that there is a museum and people who are engaged in the biography and history of I.I. Lazhechnikov.

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