It is already now we announce the opening a very interesting temporary exhibition depicting, in a very comprehensive way, the biography of Gerneral Mieczysław Smorawiński (1893–1940). He was a legionnaire, whose military career was abruptly ended in the Katyń Forest, excellent commander, sensitive fiancé, and later a caring husband and father. The exhibition is an excellent study of a figure to follow, characteristic of the generation of pre-war officers.
The exhibition is divided into three sections, the titles of which illustrate well the most important moments of the General’s biography: "The Legions and the Polish Army" is the beginning of his military career in the years 1914–1921; "Husband, Father, Commander" unravels, in turn, the most secret aspects of his personality, and the tragic period of his life is revealed in the final chapter, "Katyń".
It is worth noting that the exhibition is carefully arranged: multimedia presentations, music, elements of scenography (the general's office, living room) and - what is the most important - numerous memorabilia (e.g. family correspondence, personal items (a cigarette case, the general's cap) and large-format photographs of excellent quality are on display. The Opole adaptation of the exhibition, which comes from the "Under the Clock" Museum of the Martyrdom - a branch of the National Museum in Lublin, was arranged by the team of Marek and Maciej Mikulski.
The opening will take place on 18 September at 1 p.m. in the Museum's seat at 3 Minorytów Street in Opole.
You are cordially invited to attend the event!