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Museum in Pocket / Museum in Lębork

Fireplace room

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Here the exhibition contains artefacts from the local region dating from the 16th  - 18th centuries. In the first half of the 16th  century, the final legal status determining government of  the Lębork and Bytów councils was determined by  the Pomeranian Dukes. Poland retained its sovereignty and held a guarantee of  recovery after the extinction of the male Griffin lineage. In practice, this meant  gradual limitation of the separateness of the councils and their unification within the Pomeranian Duchy. As a result, restrictions were introduced on the freedom of the noble classes, especially lesser Kashubian nobility. After the death of Bogusław XIV in July 1638, in accordance with the agreement, both councils  were taken over by a commission, making Poland their actual steward. However, in 1657, by virtue of the Treaties of Welawa-Bydgoszcz, the Lębork land was granted to the Brandenburg electors. In this way, Lębork was cut off from its main market, which until then had been Gdańsk.  Additionally, as a result of the Northern War and the Swedish Deluge, the city was heavily damaged. Trade collapsed, and the main occupation of the inhabitants was brewing and crafts. Lębork's affiliation to Prussia was defined in the partition treaty of 1772. Until 1777 it remained a part of West Prussia, after which it became part of Hinterpommern (Further Pomerania).

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