Historic and Memorial Museum „The Nemtsevich's Manor“
The manor and park ensemble of the XVIII century in the village of Skoki of the Brest district is a monument of Baroque architecture and landscape art of the "French" style, one of the few miraculously preserved monuments of the distant past. Ursyn Nemtsevichi is a well-known genus, primarily for the Brest region. To do this, it is enough to recall a number of names.
Stanislav Ursyn Nemtsevich (IX generation), for more than ten years was a marshal of the nobility of the Grodno province, major General, in 1816 he became governor of Grodno. Jan Ursyn Nemtsevich (XI generation), known as Jan Titus – for about twenty years he held the position of marshal of the nobility of the Grodno province. Jan Titus is the founder of a well-known stud farm both in the Russian Empire and abroad ("All-Russian Derby" - victory of 1912). Jan Ursyn Nemtsevich (XII generation) since 1921, as president of Brest, restored the city after its complete destruction during the First World War and the Soviet-Polish War.
The most famous of the family is Julian Ursyn Nemtsevich (16.02.1758), writer, publicist and public figure. In a number of his memoirs, he described the events that took place on the territory of the Brest region in the late XVIII – early XIX centuries.
The estate is associated with many interesting historical events, famous people who once visited the Nemtsevich family. Meetings with Ian Fleming, Princes Czartoryski and Shuisky took place here. At the invitation of Jan Titus Ursyn Nemtsevich, the leader of the nobility of the Grodno province, the Russian Emperor Alexander III visited in 1890 during military maneuvers. The famous composer, artist Napoleon Orda, the author of an engraving depicting the estate, also visited here.
During the First World War, for almost two years, the estate became the headquarters of the commander of the East German Front, Prince Leopold of Bavaria, in which a military truce was signed on December 15, 1917, and two days later the first organizational meeting for negotiations on the conclusion of peace, which was signed on March 3, 1918 in the Brest Fortress, in the White palace.
Today it is an interior museum that shows the life, everyday life, recreation of a fairly wealthy gentry of the XVII - early XX century. Here you can see the interiors of the living room, ballroom, armory, bedroom, game room, etc. The museum is gaining popularity largely due to the events that have gained popularity in the region and in the republic. Among the most interesting and spectacular: Skokovsky balls (January, May, October); military-historical festival (December), dedicated to the theme of the First World War.