26. 11. 2014 – 19. 4. 2015
A new exhibition from the series The Historical Suburbs of Prague will take place at the City of Prague Museum from November 26, 2014 to April 19, 2015, featuring Holešovice and Bubny which were annexed to Prague exactly 130 years ago – on November 25, 1884. As indicated by the exhibition subtitle, Holešovice and Bubny, joined together in 1850, were originally fishing villages situated on the Vltava bank. In the 2nd half of the 19th century, they began to change into an industrial suburb. The life in Holešovice – Bubny from the 2nd half of the 19th century to the 1980s will be presented through old photographs, postcards, and other materials from both public and private collections. Visitors will have a chance to walk through lost streets (for instance the area of old Zátory or the picturesque Na Ovčinách Street), along Holešovice bridges, both the current ones and those no longer standing. They will learn about the history of local industry, railway and ship transport, the everyday life of local residents and their amusements and cultural life, the centre of which was the popular Urania Theatre situated in the garden of the First Burghers’ Brewery of Prague. Sports will also be included, presenting the rich history of the Letná stadiums or Štvanice Ice Arena which hosted several world ice hockey championships. Events at the Exhibition Grounds will be also covered, from the General Land Centennial Exhibition of 1891 to the once popular Prague Sample Fairs, which took place in the surviving Veletržní Palace. Visitors may complete their journey at one of the distinctive local pubs via some unique postcards.
A book presenting historic photographs, as a pictorial historical guide of Holešovice and Bubny, will be published in conjunction with the exhibition.