Wdzydze Kiszewskie

Wdzydze ( Kashubian Kiszewsczé Wdzëdzé, German Wdzidzen 1874-1920, 1942-1945 Sand Village ) is a Kashubian village in Poland in Pomeranian province. It belongs to the Gmina Kościerzyna ( Behrent ) in the powiat Kościerski. The village is situated on the lake Wdzydze ( Weitsee ). In its first mention in 1280 Wdzydze was under Kiszewskie the Star of the East Stara Kiszewa (Alt Kischau ). End of the 17th century there was a population of 11 fishing families. 1770 were still living 40 people in the village.

Created from poverty-related depopulation out in the 19th century open-air museum has become the economic base of the town.

Kashubian Ethnographic Park

End of the 19th century, the Kashubian village was abandoned when the inhabitants moved in search of work in the Vistula Delta and to Saxony and Mecklenburg.

In 1906 the village was then initiated by the Kashubian couple Theodora and Isidore Gulgowski to the museum. Today it is as Kashubian Ethnographic Park ( Park Kaszubski Etnograficzny ) the oldest open -air museum in Poland.