Member manors

Member manors

Akmena Manor

Akmenos k., Viešintų sen., Anykščių r.

Manager – private

Dvaro adresas: Akmenos k., Viešintų sen., Anykščių r., LT-29330

A stone hatchet and some ancient fishing tools found in the area of the manor show that people have been living here since the ancient times. According to the accounts of old residents, Akmena manor used to stand on a small hill and in the first half of the 19th century, the family of count Hoppen moved to a smaller manor house on the other side of a lime tree alley, closer to the stream, a place with a magnificent view to the pond.

After 1864, a Dutch style Akmena stone windmill was built, that used to provide the whole neighbourhood with flour for years. The windmill was described in an autobiographical story by the writer Jonas Biliūnas in 1901. In 1914, Akmena manor was sold to Juozas Jankauskas. In 1941, a prosperous manor was nationalised.

When Lithuania regained its independence, the restoration works began in Akmena. The exterior, and the interior of the windmill was partially restored, the pond was cleaned and the lime tree alley was put into shape. Akmena manor takes part in cultural and social projects, grows doves, ancient birds and flowers, and serves as a venue for open-air workshops and concerts.


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