| Officials cut the ribbon to open the exhibition "Thanh Hoa - Past and Present" held between May 5 and 9, 2019. (Photo: nhandan.com.vn)
Ancient bronze drums, cannons, incense burners, and jars of coins were among the items exhibited, illustrating the history of Thanh Hoa province. Also on display were various tools, such as rice hulling mills, mortars, and ploughs. Through the exhibition, students and teachers of Dong Hai secondary school learned about the history and culture of their home province. Teacher Ta Phuong Thao said: “On display are a wide range of items from daily life. Our 55 teachers and students had a great experience at the exhibition today, from which we have had opportunity to learn many precious lessons.”
Nguyen Van Vien, who lives in Thanh Hoa city, told VOV: “This exhibition is memorable for me. It reminds me of the great victories by the Trung sisters and Lady Trieu against foreign invaders and about the heroic Ham Rong bridge of our province.”
|Vases are displayed outdoor in Le Loi avenue. (Photo: nhandan.com.vn)
Exhibits were collected by organizations, individuals, and the National Archives of Vietnam. Many of the precious items were publicized for the first time. They were divided into four periods of Thanh Hoa: the prehistoric period, the feudal and semi-feudal colonial period, the period of struggle for national liberation and socialism construction from 1945 to 1975, and the renewal period. In addition to an indoor exhibition, photos and documents of Thanh Hoa province were displayed outdoors in chronological order along Le Loi avenue.
Bui Sy Lam of Hoang Hoa district said: “I came to this exhibition to better know about the history and development of Thanh Hoa province. It stirs up old memories which I also share with young people to enrich their knowledge of Thanh Hoa.”
| Daily utensils are showcased. (Photo: nhandan.com.vn)
Most spectators swelled with pride while looking at the exhibits. Le Dung, who works at Hong Duc university in Thanh Hoa province, said: “As a local resident, I feel proud of the people of Thanh Hoa people for being brave in wars of resistance and their excellent production skills. I look forward to similar events.”
The exhibition “Thanh Hoa – Past and Present”, one of the biggest events of its kind ever held in Thanh Hoa province, was a highlight of the celebration of the locality’s 990th anniversary.