How could I have missed something such a fundamental as one of these “local history” (“krayevedchesky”) museum! Must be the onset of senility.
This typical 1950s house is occupied by one of several of Kandalaksha’s puplishers, Vasily Garkotin. Alexandra ran into him in her search for an A3 size scanner needed to preserve a pre-war map of older Kandalaksha (see the “Japan” district) for posterity. It turned out that the owner, Mr. Garkotin, was an enthusiast for keeping and restoring the past too, and something of a museum is hiding in this standard cottage.
I will not inflict any more of my barbaric English on you but borrow and share a few photos from Alexandr’a LiveJournal instead.
This small museum was established in 1957. Since then it was visited by over 200 th.