The Civic Museum of Montefalco of Valfortore was born in 2004 through a deliberation of the city Council, open to the public in October 2008 and awarded the Status of Museum of regional interest (BURC N ° 55 of December 29, 2008), works as an organism Permanent non-profit, with the intention of equipping the local community with a physical place and an administrative tool suitable for the Constitution and the current and future enjoyment of our collective memory.
The museum aims to collect and preserve the historical testimonies of the past of our territory and our population, but also to enhance and pass on our cultural and popular traditions, the natural characteristics of our Apennine habitat and to divulge the scientific contents of the technological peculiarities included in our area, first of all the production of renewable energy through the use of wind turbines.
The general project of our Civic Museum provides an articulated exhibition and the preparation of many sections.
It started from the "Paleontology section", set up thanks to the donation of a rich and precious collection of prevalently local fossils. This section aims to exhibit and preserve the paleontological finds that testify the geological history in our territory in the context of the ancient genesis of southern Italy. Two exhibition halls have been set up for the purpose of hosting a selection of this unique collection of great scientific relevance. Three other halls have been designed to collect and display the testimonies that illustrate the history of Montefalco, both through the direct archaeological documentation, and through archival documents and historical photographs. Further didactic and informative sections have been planned for the illustration of the most recent local history, popular traditions and unwritten culture, handed down through the forms of dialect and popular music.
The whole museum structure has been obtained thanks to the recovery of old dwellings site between via Figlio and via San Luca, recovery that has brought to light niches and walls in local stone, some of which are entirely cleaned up from the old plaster and left to view. The restoration of the base of the medieval castle, located on the Palazzo Monte, in the center of the ancient village, is part of this new historical path of recovery and valorization of the territory. Finally, in concert and with the contribution of the producers, is planned the integrated visit to the wind farm of Montefalco, one of the largest in Italy, with direct vision of both the mills and the processing plant. The final project is that of a museum that testifies to the history of our territory, from that of the oldest geological eras to the most recent, and the technological and productive vocations of our population, from the peasant roots to the most modern Energy production technologies through the use of renewable sources.
Monday: Weekly Closing
Tuesday: 9.00-12.30 Wednesday: 9.00-12.30/16.00-19.00 Thursday: 9.00-12.30/16.00-19.00 Friday: 9.00-12.30/16.00-19.00 Saturday: 9.00-12.30/16.00-19.00