The “Chirpanlieva House” as an ethnographic complex

We as Community Center “Svetlina 1861” want to turn the “Chirpanlieva House” into an ethnographic complex. Therefore we want to add a café and museum shop to the existing building as well as a new shed with an atelier to exhibit authentic crafts and to do workshops  and craft demonstrations.

Thanks to the Bulgarian Center for nonprofit Law-Assistance (BCNL) we were already able to restore and conserve the rose oil destillation instalation but there is still a lot to do for what we need your support.

Our general goal is to turn the town of Shipka into a modern tourist, cultural and historical settlement as well as to help to improve the living conditions for local people and attract more young people to stay and live in Shipka.

We have calculated that it willl take 38 000 BGN to build the complex. Currently we have collected 12 000 BGN.

If you want to help to convert the “Chirpanlieva House” into an atractive ethnographic complex and carfts center, you can donate money to our causes through the DONATE button or by purchasing products from our store.

Thank you for choosing to support the Community Center “Svetlina 1861”!


ателиета за автентични занаятиThis is a possible version of how we imagine the place right next to the Chirpanliev House to look like in the future.


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