New History


The exposition of the ‘New History’ department in the ‘Iskra’ historical museum offers its visitors themes related to the changes after the Russian-Turkish Liberation War from 1877/78 – the Eastern-Roumelian period and the development of the Kazanlak municipality until the 40s of the XX century. One can find very interesting the collection of stamps that document the activities of establishments and institutes related to the local governance, economy, education and culture.

A major scene in the theme is related to the 23rd Shipka infantry regiment and its participation in the wars for national unification.The economic development of Kazanlak is presented by numerous production samples. The region’s symbol – the Kazanlak rose – is presented by a rich variety of lifestyle objects. A significant place is dedicated to the oldest industrial enterprise in the town – the passementerie factory of the Staynov brothers. The state military factory ‘Arsenal’ was moved to Kazanlak in 1924. Only two years later Italian capital was invested to create the ‘Caproni’ aircraft factory, while ‘Bulgaria’ JSCo., a woollen-yam factory, was founded in 1930. A center place in the exposition is dedicated to the musical instruments’ factory ‘Cremona’, with models from the 20s of the past century and the most contemporary production of the factory – the first one in the country, founded in 1924.

Kazanlak’s cultural lifestyle: a community center, a library, a museum and an art gallery exist with a rich collection of pictures and documents. Visitors can get familiar with the original musical score of the first Bulgarian opera “Poor woman” by Emanuil Manolov which was written and presented for the first time in Kazanlak on 22.12.1900. Central location is dedicated to the works of the composer Acad. Petko Staynov.

An order of Prince Alexander Batenberg of awarding volunteer Dimitar Kasarov a bronze medal in memory of war against Serbia.