Architecture and local history: buildings narrate the history of AlexandroupolisHistorical Museum of Alexandroupolis
The educational programme “Architecture and local history” approaches the history of Alexandroupolis through the city’s buildings, from its foundation in 1880 until today. Many of these buildings were destroyed in the repeated wars that took place in the region, however they have been recorded in the museum’s rich historical archive. Still, many more have been preserved, e.g. the city’s lighthouse, and dominate the modern cultural landscape. The interactive digital map in the museum, combined with enriched digital audiovisual material, take students on a fascinating journey from the past to the present of Alexandroupolis.
Through the digital platform and with the physical presence of the museum educator in the exhibition, the students are invited to discover the untold stories of the city’s inhabitants, their economic and cultural activities, and their education. The museum provides the school with educational material in the form of slides, additional photographic material, worksheets and evaluation sheets of the programme.Note: The program is offered per class of a maximum of 25 students