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In 1972 year, conscientious students of the necessity to keep the memory and the cultural patrimony of Rio Pomba, mobilized and created the “Grupo Movimento Ouro de Rio Pomba” (Gold Movement Group of Rio Pomba).

Commanded for the dentist and memoirist Sylvio Caiaffa Mendonça, the group, at the time integrated for the students Jose Batista de Alvarenga Coelho and Jose Eymard de Britto Carvalho (in memoriam), for the brothers Sergio and Célio Vital Gaudereto and for Ricardo Furtado de Carvalho and Fernando Mendonça Vidigal, they carry realized in the noble hall of the Fórum Nelson Hungria, in July 17-19th 1972 the “1st Exposition of Antiquities of Rio Pomba”.

This initiative gave to the first step for the creation of the Historical Museum of Rio Pomba - HMRP, by means of municipal decree #488, of September 25th 1972, signed for the former mayor Messias do Nascimento Baía.

In 1992 year, the former mayor Antônio Fernando Fernandes Caiafa acquired from extinct Banco de Crédito Real de Minas Gerais the building for installation of the HMRP, occurred the inauguration in December 18th 1992.

This building, patrimony of the financial history of Minas Gerais, sheltered one of the first agencies of the related bank.

The collection of the MHRP as constituted for more than 19,000 objects, between parts, photographs, documents, books, periodicals and others. Being after 2001 year 2001, Sylvio Caiaffa Mendonça, as managing of the institution, transformed that House of Memory and Culture into a center of research of the town, with its attention come back to the educational establishments and the memoirists, consisting in its registers the total of 1,139 works realized until the date of December 6th 2006.

Day after day, the collection comes awakening the interest and the curiosity of the historians and loving of the arts and culture. Throughout the year’s 500 givers had formed this collection, contributing to rescue the values, the history and the culture of the city, the region, the state and the country.

The current mayor, Giovani Soares Baía, revitalized the external part illuminated the main façade and have reorganization projects architectural of the internal part, improvements techniques for digital control of the collection of objects, environment acclimatization, at last, technological resources of 21st century to optimize the research and to preserve our culture and history.

He visits the Historical Museum of Rio Pomba, in the address: 28 Domingos Inácio Street - Center.

You do not go to repent yourself!

Source: Historical Museum / The periodic "O Imparcial".

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