Sanok Open-Air Museum

A few weeks ago, a Kuznicki cousin traveled to Eastern Poland to meet with a professional genealogist and to research the family tree. She shared some photos of her visit to the Museum of Folk Architecture in the city of Sanok, a former trade route connecting Hungary and Poland in the hills of the Subcarpathian region. Sanok’s open-air museum is a collection of 17th- to 20th-century folk architecture from the region’s main ethnic groups. An estimated 150 wooden structures–thatch-roofed cottages, schools, churches, blacksmith shops and craft stands–lie in naturally shaped terrain between old trees and a stream. These buildings were moved to the open-air museum during World War II in order to preserve the memory of the past, and my Kunznicki ancestors from Galicia likely would have lived in villages similar to this recreation:

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