Birthplace of Fran Saleški Finžgar
|Rojstna hiša Frana Saleškega Finžgarja|
|Doslovče 15, SI-4274 Žirovnica|
|Phone||386 (0) 4 580 1503, 386 (0) 51 243 417 (mobile)|
|Fax||386 (0) 4 580 4545|
|Managed by||Žirovnica Institute for Tourism and Culture|
|Janez Dolžan, Director|
The building incorporates an open-hearth kitchen (the so-called "black kitchen"), a larder, a central living area referred to as "the house" (hiša) with a wooden ceiling and a large central beam as well as a ceramic oven, and other rooms which reflect the humble conditions in which a rural smallholder once lived. The collection consists of the artefacts which belonged to the Finžgar family (a domestic altar, chests, a marital bed, a cradle).
In the cellars there is a permanent exhibition on Finžgar's life and opus, which includes Our Blood [Naša kri], Chain [Veriga], Ruined Life [Razvalina življenja], and the acclaimed historical novel Under the Free Sun [Pod svobodnim soncem].
The original house in Doslovče was expanded by the writer's grandfather, Joseph Ažman, near the end of the 18th or the beginning of the 19th century. The wooden walls were laid with planks, plastered and painted, and above the window "1849" was engraved. The house Pr' Dolenc was known for weaving cloth on a loom, and for making sheepskin coats and leather breeches.