The home of Djordje Natosevic is situated on the riverbank of the Danube. It is supposed that the house was built at the beginning of the 19th century as a ground-floor building of a square base and simple façade without ornaments. The façade facing the street is marked by a huge gable with a distinct plaster frame, which is divided with distinct cornice in the middle. The programme of the revitalization of the house envisaged the establishing of a artistic workshop, department of the Museum from Ruma, memorial room of Dr Djordje Natosevic, Museum exhibition with the data about movable and immovable cultural values, as well as, the material and spiritual testimonies of Slankamen and its environs from the Bronze Age till nowadays and the department of “Djordje Natosevic Library” from Indjija in the house. The Home was proclaimed the cultural monument of a great importance in 1976 and it was categorized in 1991.
Djordje Natosevic was born on July 31st 1821 in Stari Slankamen. After finishing the primary school in this town, he enrolled Karlovci’s Grammar School. He graduated in medicine in 1850. He worked as an officer in the Ministry for Education of Principality of Serbia. He was also the president of Matica srpska. The legacy of this great man is consisted of more than 300 works related to approximately 30 diverse scientific fields. His rich literary work, activities related to the reform of the educational system, his attitude towards the teachers and enormous help in schooling of teachers are the examples on which the reforms of educational system should be based. He died in 1887 and was buried with great solemnity on the Cemetery of Assumption in Novi Sad. In 1996, the Parliament of Vojvodina decided to establish the award named after Djordje Natosevic, because of the great contribution of this man. The award is given to the individuals who contribute to the improvement of the education.