People. Places. Destinies. speaks of the places and the people of the Třebíč region throughout the centuries, whose destinies have shaped history and given a characteristic spirit to the local region. The largest exhibition brings together six thematic units, which are based on the rich and diverse collections from the Vysočina Museum Třebíč, whose history follows up on previous museum institutions and goes back to the Museum Association in Třebíč established at the end of the 19th century. Local history is showcased through people in their everyday actions and roles.
The theme People Worshipping brings an insight into the relationship of people and their religion. Special attention is dedicated to Judaism and the folk tradition of nativity scenes. Třebíč nativity scene makers were highly skilled and projected their own ideas of Christ′s birth into the picturesque valleys of the Třebíč region.
People Discovering shows the journey of various exotic objects into the museum collections. The displayed samurai armour and the costume of a Tahitian dancer narrate the story of the exploration of remote locations and the ancient human desire to discover.
People Creating shows works of art, architecture, and literature. It demonstrates the extraordinary talent of artists, their ability to capture beauty through the use of words or through a brushstroke, or by sculpting in stone.
Another theme of the exhibition, People and Nature, is an open window to the countryside, encouraging us to explore the natural beauty of the local region and to relax in the midst of the hard days of the modern world. An interactive tree, occupied by various species of birds and in song, will please both the old and the young natural scientist.
In People Fighting battles and wars are shown which involved Třebíč, ranging from the Hussite movement of the 15th century to the major conflicts of the 20th century. The fate of real people is chronicled; their courage and their fear. These ordinary people were drawn into the great wars, often involuntarily, sometimes on the side of the conquerors and sometimes on the side of the town protectors and saviours of human lives.
The end of the exhibition is dedicated to People Working. Hand in hand with the initial effort to cultivate the land, there was also the need to produce tools to facilitate work. The growing town became home to artisans, who held important social positions among the other inhabitants of the town. Manual work was gradually replaced with machines and Třebíč turned into an important industrial centre of Western Moravia.