A new exhibition dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the state farm-factory «Valley of Roses» has been opened in the Sudak Historical Museum
The Sudak Historical Museum (Former Funk’s mansion) hosted the opening of a new exhibition «The Magic of Aromas», dedicated to the 90 anniversary State farm-factory «Valley of Roses». As Svetlana Yemets, director of the Sudak Fortress Museum-Reserve, noted, the exhibition is a tribute to all employees of the enterprise, who increased its fame and achieved high results in labor.
The presented exposition includes copies of constituent documents and orders from the republican and municipal archives, photographs, samples of modern products. A copy of the painting by the famous Soviet artist Georgy Melekhov «Portrait of the foreman of the Crimean essential oil state farm «Valley of Roses» by Vera Repicheva» reflected the everyday work of the famous enterprise. Particular attention is paid to one of the directors of the state farm-factory 1960, a participant in the Great Patriotic War, Vladimir Kozentsev , — said the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Crimea.
The exhibition is on display until January.
REFERENCE: the essential oil state farm plant «Valley of Roses» was founded in 1931 in the Ai-Sava Valley. The plant grew technical rose, lavender. Kazanlak rose was widely represented on Sudak plantations. Rose and lavender oils were sent to perfume factories: New Dawn (Moscow) and Northern Lights (Leningrad). The state farm produced rose oil «Absolya» (highest grade) and hydrodistillation — in total up to 200 kg under favorable weather conditions , as well as up to one and a half tons of lavender oil. Rose oil was used in the perfume industry and confectionery, lavender oil — for perfumery, pharmacology, earthenware and glass industries. The state farm-factory «Valley of Roses» mastered the production of oil from tobacco inflorescences, was a pioneer in the cultivation of essential oil wormwood, cultivated lemon and Tauride wormwood, conducted successful experiments on processing oak moss and obtaining valuable oil from pine needles.