After the Liberation Day April 30th 1975, Con Dao
Revolutionary Historical Vestige was frequently preserved and restored by
Departments at Central and local levels. However, Con Dao district did not have
an official museum so it had to borrow Island Lord House vestige to display all
These historical items at this temporary museum not only
denounced crime of colonialism and empire but also proved that Con Dao was
of Communist soldiers and
Vietnamese patriots during wars.
With this important meaning, since 2003, People’s Committee
of Ha Noi City decided to support People’s Committee of BR-VT province to build
a large scale museum at Con Dao district.This was a meaningful building that expressed
capital people’s affection to BR-VT province in general and Con Dao district in
On Dec 6th 2009, Con Dao museum was invested more
than 65 billion VND including 45 billion VND from supporting of Ha Noi City;
the rest of that was contributed by BR-VT province and other sources.
The construction of Con Dao Museum was corresponsive with policy of
Party Committee, Vietnamese Government and people’s expectation. Directing
Board of Con Dao Museum researched, collected and preserved cultural heritages
including physical culture, social culture and spiritual culture which focused
on original objects to serve for national foundation and defense, Socialist
On Jan 1st 2009, Provincial People’s Committee of
BR-VT province officially opened Con
to exhibit the historical items of Vietnamses during wars. 2.000 documentations
and objects were displayed in 4 main themes reflecting Colonialist and
Imperialist regime; unyielding fighting spirit of revolutionary soldiers and
Vietnamese patriots during 113 years; development of Con Dao district nowadays
as well as preservation of Con Dao historical vestiges. The exhibition aimed to
educate young generation now and future about revolutionary tradition of Party
Committee and Vietnamese people.
Outdoor exhibition area was an opened-space without proof
that was easily influenced by the weather. Therefore, this area just displayed
some natural and social historical objects which had big sizes. Besides, there
were lawn, parterre and plants to create green space surrounding the museum.
This was not only the space for relaxation to visitors but also introduced
archaeological collections of Con Dao such as excavating hole of Hon Cau
ancient village, Hai Den cemetery, Mieu Ba Con Dao cemetery etc.
With modern and scientific decoration and plentiful items, Con Dao
Museum attracted 8.000
domestic and foreign visitors since the 3rd quarter of 2013 to the
present. During April, the museum welcomed about 1.500 visitors. The figure may
increase to 15.000 from now to end of year.
Huynh Son – Translated by T.T