Šilutės rajono savivaldybė

Rusnė Eldership

Many famous figures were born and working in Rusnė: Augustas Baldžius the political activist of Klaipėda region, J. Ambrozaitis, the microbiologist, the Ph.D. of Philosophy, Kazys Jasinskas,   the musicologist, Charlotte Kaizer, the German writer. Adomas Goberis the folklore and lyrics writer was born in Skirvytė. The priests Mykolas Gaidys, Lozorius Zengštokas, Jonas Jokūbas Šperberis, the poets-librarians Birutė Gaigalienė, Juozas Kinderis, the poet and educator Aldona Kazlauskienė,  Ph.D. of Biology Sciences Kazys Gaigalas,  the Ph.D. of agrarian sciences, the establisher of The Fisherman’s Ethnographic homestead-museum Kazimieras Banys, the folk artists Egontas Pėteraitis, Idalija Žukauskaitė-Ragelienė lived or still live in Rusnė.

The town has a unique architecture of wooden houses. Rusnė is rich in architectural and technical monuments: Old fishermen’s villages, Fisherman’s Ethnographic homestead Museum. Old Skirvytėlės, Vorusnės and Pakalnė fishermen’s villages are especially attractive. It is recommended to visit the restored church, the old post office, Uostadvaris lighthouse (1876), the first water lifting station (1907), Monument for M. Ghandi and H. Kalennbach, access to the Nemunas River Delta Regional Park Exposition.

One of the oldest settlements in the Nemunas River Delta is Rusnė; also it is the only Lithuanian town, located in the island. During the spring floods Rusnė is often separated from the continent. Ramparts are constructed for the protection of the people. The biggest flood in the last century was in 1958. During that flood the people were swimming by motor boats and fishermen yawl in Rusnė village. In spring, the flooded grasslands, many kinds of overflying and incubating birds, smelt fishing may be seen in Rusnė.

The eldership was established in 1995.

The Coat of arms of Rusne eldership.





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