The “Elena Farago” Memorial House
In the courtyard on Mihail Kogălniceanu no 9, right next to the headquarters of “Alexandru and Aristia Aman” Dolj County Library, there is a small, yet history-rich building, namely the “Elena Farago” House, the oldest memorial house in Craiova.
The two patrons of Craiova – the Alexandru and Aristia Aman couple – left the House by testament to be used as “residence for employees in the service of the library and the museum”. The poetess Elena Farago lived here since her naming as director of the “Alexandru and Aristia Aman” Foundation on September 1st 1921, until her passing away in January 1954. Due to the nature of the organised or hosted events, the current Memorial House had the allure of a true cultural salon, the meeting place of literary persons.
The “Elena Farago” Memorial House hosts a permanent exhibition that includes 396 showpieces: furniture, personal belongings, books and reviews, as well as hundreds of original documents, photocopies, family photographs and correspondence. Each year thousands of children and young people, as well as persons interested in Elena Farago’s work and life visit the building.