National Historical Museum (Argentina)
Partial view of the museum
|place||San Telmo , Buenos Aires|
|opening||February 15, 1891|
The National Historical Museum ( Spanish: Museo Histórico Nacional ) is located in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires , on the grounds of Parque Lezama in the San Telmo district . It is dedicated to the history of Argentina and features exhibits related to the May Revolution and the Argentine War of Independence .
The establishment of the museum, which was initially called the Museo Histórico de la Capital (German: Historical Museum of the Capital), was decided by Francisco Seeber on May 24, 1889. On 15 February 1891, the opening took place in a building of the federal government at the Avenida Santa Fe 3951. 1897 the museum moved around and is now in the district of San Telmo at Parque Lezama . The first director was Adolfo Carranza. Parts of the collection were donated by relatives of important figures in Argentine history, while others came from the Museo Público, founded in 1822.
In 1997 the museum was named a National Historic Monument .