Luogo - Museum
MAP - Museo dell'agro pontino
Where Piazza J.F. Kennedy, Pontinia (Latina)
The Museum is housed in a building of rationalist architecture formerly used as a market. With a new layout and a prevalently ethnographic focus, it brings together materials and documents concerning healthcare history that were formerly kept and exhibited for a long period of time elsewhere. The exhibition also includes a nature section, an archaeological section and a section dedicated to the original urban plan of the town. The museum story focuses on the migrants who had a human impact on the Pontina Valley between malaria and reclamation, the life and survival of those men who by choice or necessity left their roots to create new places and new traces. The exhibition mixes tools of everyday life with oral sources that narrate the epochal transformation of the territory and customs.