Starocherkassky Historical-Architectural Open-Air Museum

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The cathedral is part of the historical and architectural open-air museum established in 1970 with the help of Mikhail Sholokhov. The writer suggested restoring historical buildings and establishing the Don Cossack museum. Today, Atamansky Palace hosts an exhibition entitled The History of the Don Cossacks in the 16th-20th Centuries. The house of Cossack Kondraty Bulavin hosts an exhibit about the man and the rebellion he organised in 1707, while the house of Cossack Stepan Efremov is dedicated to the traditions of Cossack cuisine.