Located in the hamlet of Invico, the Ethnographic Museum was founded in the early 1980s by a group of locals from Lodrino who wanted to protect the artefacts of the peasant and artisan culture of the past. In fact, in the past Lodrino was named as one of the lands donated with their servants to the Monastery of Santa Giulia in Brescia by the Lombard king, Desiderius.
The building houses many tools connected to the forest, woods and the skills of the peasants with which everything was made and manufactured, from cutlery to plates, to the roofs of houses. The exhibition follows a path dedicated to the theme of the forest and is enriched by illustrative panels, photographs and cards that allow visitors to immerse themselves in the ancient and fascinating world of the forest and the mountains.
At the end of 2017, the thematic itinerary dedicated to the forest and game hunting was enriched by the section dedicated to the history of cheese-making, linked to Valle Trompia by centuries-old ties and honoured in 2012 with the recognition of the “Nostrano Valtrompia D.O.P.” label. Tools and significant historical images from the photographic archives of the Mountain Community of Valle Trompia find the perfect location here in the new setting of the Casa Contadina (Peasant House) located near the Museum. This exhibition can also be accessed using new multimedia and interactive technologies via a dedicated app.
The Ethnographic Museum and Peasant House of Lodrino is part of the Museum System of Valle Trompia and a stage of the “Via del Bosco” (Woodland Path) of the Ecomuseum of Valle Trompia – The Mountain and Industry.