The only Rainis museum in Latgale offers a look at the environment in which the poet spent summers while he was a high school and university student. You can also learn about the first love that Rainis experienced. See Andrejs Paulāns reconstructed the workshop, which includes a kiln. An ornate collection of Lettigalian ceramics can be viewed in the exhibition hall. The buildings of the Jasmuiža Estate are in a quiet little corner of the countryside and on the banks of the little Jaša River. The museum buildings together with the open-air stage and the more than 5 hectares of surrounding territory and park make up the complex that is a historical monument of national value.
“Jasmuiža” is one of the Rainis and Aspazija museums, and among other museums devoted to the poet’s commemoration is the fact that this was where Rainis spent his youth. From 1883 until 1891, the future poet spent summers there while he was a high school and university student. That was because the estate was leased and managed by his father, Krišjānis Pliekšāns.
The reconstructed house of the manor’s steward now features an exhibition about the poet’s life as a high school and university student. “Jasmuiža” is dedicated to the romance and love of a young man. This is where Rainis fell in love for the first time. The cattle shed of the estate now has an exhibition hall which features Lettigalian ceramics. There are more than 200 dishes and examples of decorative ceramics there. The workshop and kiln of Andrejs Paulāns, in turn, allows visitors to learn about the environment in which Lettigalian ceramicists lived and worked in the late 19th and early 20th century. The museum offers events related to the opening of the season, the firing and opening of the kiln, annual poetry day events, as well as regularly scheduled exhibitions which speak to the achievements of folk craftsmanship and the heritage which Rainis left behind.