Mamaeva Sloboda
Mamaeva Sloboda House
Mamaeva Sloboda Church
Mykhaila Dontsya St, 2
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Once, these lands in the vast valley of the Lybid River belonged to the St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery. In Soviet times there was a park with a fruit garden. In the 1990's, before our independence, was made a decision was made to create a cultural and ethnographic center "Mamaeva Sloboda". It took almost twenty years, and the center was opened in July 2009. Now on its territory 98 buildings that recreate the Ukrainian village of the Cossack era.

History of Mamaeva Sloboda.

More than three hundred years ago, these lands belonged to the St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery. Among the oaks above the source of Lybid, in the same place where "Mamaeva Sloboda" is now located, there was a monastery apiary with a hamlet and a pond.

Now among the curly cherry gardens, worn with wicker plush, is located the cossack "Sloboda". In the center of this architectural ensemble, which has 98 objects, is the cossack three-story wooden church in the name of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos with a bell tower, similar to those that stood at the Zaporozhian Sich in the times of Bogdan-Zinovii Khmelnytsky.

A windmill - a symbol of peaceful grain production in Ukraine - is visible near the church on the hill in a small field of wheat. Further on the two coated reeds, lilies and laced lakes are the manor houses of the titular, the Cossack-jur, the Cossack elders, the smith from the forge, the potter with the pottery workshop, fortune-tellers, the tavern of the Jewish shopkeeper, as well as the apiary and the water mill. Farmsteads consist of different buildings of their own economic purpose: they are storerooms, hills, stables, cellars, livestock, barns, saucers, and others. This traditional Ukrainian landscape is complemented by a bazaar square, a board of directors and a Cossack manor.