This museum, inaugurated in 2009, was created in memory of the Vajont tragedy that struck the town of Longarone and the surrounding villages on 9 October 1963, causing about 2000 deaths.
A terrible catastrophe that is remembered here with an interesting exhibition inside the Cultural Centre of Longarone. The exhibition is a review of photographs and historical documents that describe the story of the Vajont dam, from its construction to the detachment of the rock from Mount Toc that caused a tragic wave hitting the town of Longarone on October 9, 1963.
The museum itinerary has been created by assembling a series of twisted vertical elements, precisely 1910 (the number of victims found after the tragedy) arranged inside the room and acting as a guide in the exhibition itinerary.
In these original walls there are numerous photographs and some objects that bear witness to the event, in chronological order.
The visitor is introduced to the exhibition by the famous model of the dam, made by the Ismes studio of Bergamo and on which the tests were made, accompanied by a gigantography that shows the desolate landscape the day after the disaster. The exhibition then continues chronologically: from the narration of the life of the population of Longarone in the years before the terrible wave, to the numerous geological studies that were carried out by engineers and planners, ending with a description of the tragedy.
This is the most touching part of the exhibition in which, through photographs and the few objects ruined by water and mud, it is possible to understand the disaster. A beautiful example of commemoration, not to forget the victims, whose names are listed in alphabetical order at the end of the exhibition.