The Ethno Museum in Debeljаča was founded with a goal to preserve the ethnographic features of the Hungarians, who were settled in this village only, out of the whole municipality. The exhibits in the museum represent objects for everyday use dating from the 17th century. It is consisted of four departments.
In the first department, there are the oldest exhibits of Hungarian national clothes, various woven pieces of clothes (scarf, shirts, skirts, boots, and coats). You can also see the handwork decorated with the famous Hungarian needlework and the red details.
In the second department, there are artifacts which were used in everyday life of people. There are the exhibits of ceramic dishes used for keeping the winter stores, dishes for distilling brandy, and the objects for the household which are outdated and not used any more.
In the third department, the exhibits conjure up the period of extensive agronomy and livestock breeding and the artistry of former craftsmen in making these objects (such as yoke, čegrtаljkа, a tool used for binding sheaves, the first plough, the accessories for the horse-drawn).
In the fourth department, the inventory of the old pharmacy, famous in this region, is situated. The pharmacy was the ownership of Ambrozi Šаndorа, who studied in Budapest, so he brought the equipment for the pharmacy from there. This pharmacy was yhe first one in this part of Banat. The pharmacist was the first to make cosmetics products and perfumes, according to the recipes of Vienna and Budapest pharmacies. The aperture for the first biochemical laboratory in Vojvodina has been kept well and presented here. As a member of the higher society class, this pharmacist also donated the furniture from his house to this ethnographic exhibition.
The hall of the museum was also used to show one important detail from life of the old Debeljаča. It is the Debeljаča Fair, which is held even today, on the last Friday of May and August each year. Path pictures which convey the atmosphere from those fairs, point out the economical importance of trade for Debeljаča, since its foundation up to now.
Sometimes the fair lasted for three days, with exactly determined days for the trade of horses, sheep, pigs and manufactured products. Today the inhabitants of the village nostalgically remember the liceder hearts, halvah and sugar foam.
The museum is not open every day, it can accept only the groups which announce their visit in advance.
Photos: archives of Tourism organisation of Kovačica municipality