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The unusual life of a helmet from Vrhpolje near Kamnik

Objavljeno: 22.05.2020
It was 1928. Farmer Kregar, who rented Romšak's field in Vrhpolje near Kamnik, was hit by unusual objects while plowing with a plow. In 1935, he gave the helmet (he thought it was a tin pot made of metal. He used it for feeding hen in the yard), along with iron spears and axe, to Josip Nikolaj ...

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Monument to the poet and playwright Anton Medved

Objavljeno: 11.05.2020
It will soon be 50 years since the unveiling of the monument to the poet and playwright Anton Medved (1869-1910) in Graben. In 1969, the Tourist Association in Kamnik initiated the unveiling of a bust in honour of the 100th anniversary of his birth. For the monument, the commission chose a place ...

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Emil Spruk - Kamnik music legend

Objavljeno: 07.05.2020
The legendary musician turned 60 on May 1 this year. Emil Spruk is probably all fans of the more demanding genres of music who know and appreciate: He is a composer, arranger, conductor and, above all, an excellent soloist on the record. After lower music school, he enrolled at the Ljubljana High ...

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Information about the opening of the Intermunicipal Museum Kamnik

Objavljeno: 29.04.2020
Slovenian museums and galleries reopen the doors for visitors in May. We would like to inform you that on May 5, 2020, Intermunicipal Museum Kamnik is also opening for visitors. Visiting hours are from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 6pm. Please, follow recommendations when visiting the ...

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Sculptor Jakob Savinšek

Objavljeno: 28.04.2020
Sculptor, also an illustrator, Jakob Savinšek was born on February 4, 1922 in Kamnik. In Ljubljana he finished high school (1941) and later, in 1949, studied at the Academy of Performing Arts. In 1950 he attended a sculptural specialty with Boris Kalin. During the Second World War he was interned ...

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The Kamnik region and the Spanish flu a hundred years ago

Objavljeno: 23.04.2020
About a hundred years ago, we had a similar pandemic of unknown disease – so called Spanish flu, one of the worst in history, which has spread in 1918-1919. The disease spread from Kansas, USA, to Europe in the spring of 1918. Due to the war and military censorship, flu was only reported in ...

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Polona Lovšin - Illustrations

Objavljeno: 20.04.2020
In 2020, we present the illustrator Polona Lovšin (1973) in two locations, in her home town Trzin, where the author's work will be presented with exhibition and at the View Gallery in Kamnik, where the author's original illustrations and book editions of picture books will be displayed. A ...

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100th Birthday of Acad. Prof. Phd. Stane Gabrovec

Objavljeno: 18.04.2020
On this date, April 18th 1920, Stanislav Gabrovec was born at the Zaprice Castle. His father Franc was from Palovce near Kamnik and mother Jožefa was from Anhovo in Primorska. He had two older sisters, Jožefa and Olga. They lived off their father's earnings, which was not easy. In 1927, ...

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Painter Ivan Vavpotič and the first Slovenian mark Verigar

Objavljeno: 16.04.2020
Slovenian realist painter Ivan Vavpotič also directed his artistic design to create the first Slovenian mark. Chainsaws are the first Slovenian marks for which the artist mentioned at the end of 1918 contributed sketches. They were printed in Ljubljana and Vienna. In 1919 and 1920 they were in ...

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Pasta and coffee

Objavljeno: 14.04.2020
About the Triglav Pasta Factory from Šmarca near Kamnik Yes, sometimes we were even more self-sufficient in Kamnik than we are today. In Šmarca, they made pasta and even roasted coffee. The plant's origins date back to the time before World War I, when the Livestock Federation of Šmarca ...

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