Thanks to the cooperation between the city and the railway, the station in Czyżew has been transformed into a stop on the road that leads to discovering the secrets of the region. The exhibition inside encourages visitors to travel in time through the history of Czyżewo and its inhabitants.
While entering the building, the travellers go back to the period of the industrial revolution and the beginning of the railway in the north-east of Poland. The still functioning waiting room has gained an additional function of an exhibition space.
Residents and staff members gave the station objects connected with the railway, which we have exposed in a specially designed display case.
In the next room, we used a chronological key to present the history of the town. We have placed the information, documents, photographs and objects given by the residents in illuminated suitcases, thus taking the visitors on a symbolic journey through time.
We were also asked to highlight the events that were special to the history of the region.
In two separate rooms, we have presented such events, as the visit of the last Russian Tsar Nikolai II to Czyżew in September 1912 and the tragic history of the citizens deportations to Siberia.
The events selected in this way were a pretext for juxtaposing the two faces of Russia, by using contrasting means of expression.
We have summed up the whole journey with the events from the most recent history, by presenting a thriving city and the changes that have taken place in the municipality over the last few years.