Korgialenio Historic and Folklore Museum has been a witness of the history of Kefalonia, from the Venetian conquest to the destruction of the island's cultural heritage during the earthquakes of 1953, from the point of view of simple, every day people's living. It was founded by Eleni Kosmetatou in 1963, who felt the need to establish an institution that would preserve the historic and cultural heritage of Kefalonia for future generations. Initially the museum was housed in the basement of Korgialenios Library but has now expanded to other parts of the building, such as the ground floor and the new wing on the 1st floor. The Museum has a particularly large collection of costumes, personal objects, utensils, photographs, icons, furniture etc. which have been mostly donated by individuals. The permanent exhibition of the Museum is separated in different thematic sections, among which the urban section, the rural section, the ecclesiastical art section and the Argostoli City Plan section, while it also includes separate exhibition spaces housing byzantine icons. It should be pointed out that the Korgialenio Museum is a member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM).
- Address: Ilia Zervou 12, 28100, Argostoli (County of Kefalonia)
- Phones: Telephone: +30 26710 22583 u03a6u03b1u03be: +30 26710 22583