The Miller's trade in the Loka region
Archeological collection
Cultural history collections
ŠŠkofja Loka Passion
Art history collection
Ethnological collections
Black Kitchen
Traffic and Transport
Bobbin Lace
Sieve-maker's trade
Linen trade
Linen dyeing
'Mali kruhek' ('Little bread')
Artificial flowers
Rustic chests
ŠŠkopar's house – open air museum
Dražžgošše before the world war two
The recent history collection
Natural science collection
Illumination« Back
Also various forms of illumination are exhibited. For lightning up the place people were using materials which they did not need to buy right up to the end of the 19th. century, or to electrification,. They lit themselves with matchwood, fixed into iron tongs called 'èelesniki', with oil lamps and small lamps, and on special occasions (birth, death) with candles. At the end of the 19th. century paraffin lamps became common currency, especially in towns and boroughs. The open air they lit with torches and lanterns. Škofja Loka was the first town in Kranjska which got public  electric lighting. That happened on the 3rd. August 1894 when 40 electric bulbs were lit in the town. Electricity was provided from a power station for the cloth trade factory of that time which operated in rooms which are nowadays the hat factory Šešir in Škofja Loka. Its owner was Alojz Krenner.  
•  photo.: Illumination Collection
•  photo.: The painter Janez Šubic writes a letter in the light of a paraffin lamp. Self portrait, 1878
• photo.: The night guardian of Škofja Loka was caring mainly for fire safety. Equipped with halberd, horn and a lantern he went round the town several times every night. At certain places he announced the time and sang: »I am wishing you good night, I will be guarding all night, in guarding I am not alone, God and St. Florian will, the time was already ten, praise be to Jesus Christ.«     

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