The Folklore Museum D. Papaioannou at Koumeika village, includes a small but remarkable collection of exhibits that covers a wide range of modern history and culture of the village and enables the visitor to get to know the various known and unknown aspects of the life of villagers, of another era.
The exhibits include embroidery, glass, bronze and ceramic household items, traditional costumes, traditional tools, photographs, looms and more.
The exhibits come from and continue to be enriched, by donations of the by donations of the village residents, as well objects, like photos and documents which was found in the museum’s building.
The museum opened for the public in 2010 and is housed in a beautiful house of traditional Samian architecture dating back to 1880, where the fighter Dimitris Papaioannou lived and grew up.
Since 2005, the property has been donated by Mrs. Magda Papaioannou to the Koumeika Cultural Association, wich after much effort, personal work and the help of Samian Prefecture, managed to renovate the building and after 5 years open its doors for the public.
Full: € 2 (financial aid for Cultural Association)