When Everything Has Changed - Everyday Life during and after the Great War

New temporary exhibition of the Hungarian Open Air Museum about everyday life during and after the Great War.
Szerző: Skanzen 2020. augusztus 06.



When Everything Has Changed

Everyday Life during and after the Great War


The First World War taking place between 1914 and 1918 was a sharp dividing line between the ‘long’ 19th century and the ‘short’ 20th century.

On the one hand it meant the end of the ‘old’ world, and on the other hand it also brought about radical changes, the impact of which can still be experienced in today’s life. The war completely disrupted the population’s everyday life on the home front.

The society of the village also transformed, traditional gender roles, the usual division of labour overturned. The supply of goods, consumption, the traditional order of festivities all changed, the forms of communication modified, and social assistance became important. In this era, the peasantry, the foundation of society was far from being uniform. The world opened up for the soldiers coming from their stratum; they reached unimaginably remote areas during the fights. Women and children had to face the struggle of everyday life on the home front. In addition to the negative effects of the war, deprivation and losses, innovations also appeared which made everyday life easier. The exhibition showcases the changes caused by the war through personal and community stories, which led to the transformation of the way of life of the peasantry all over the Carpathian Basin.


Location of the exhibiton

Granary, Northern Hungarian Village regional unit, Hungarian Open Air Museum



in the opening hours of the museum

(Tue-Sun, 9am - 5pm)



Tamás Kloska - Szilvia Tömöri - Zsolt Sári PhD

Design, construction, graphic design

Play Dead Kft.

Skanzen Hungarian Open Air Museum exhibition temporary exhibition first world war great war

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