The Museum is located in the center of Moscow at 14 Tverskaya St. in the house – a monument of architecture and history of the 18-20th cent., built by architect M. Kazakov.
The Museum combines three different themes, which are shown in the fates of people – the residents of the house belonging to different historical epochs.
In 1824-29 in the house worked the literary and musical salon of Princess Zinaida Volkonskaya. From 1908 to 1917, the mansion belonged to a merchant, Eliseev. Since 1918, the house was divided into apartments.
In 1935-1936 in one of these apartments lived writer Nikolai Ostrovsky, author of the novel “How the Steel Was Tempered”. In 1940, a memorial museum was opened in the Ostrovsky's flat. The great deeds of his life inspired other people who had also experienced difficulties in life.
Today, one of its priorities is working with physically challenged people.The exhibition “Overcoming” shows this work.
The Museum has become a real center of creative and spiritual revival of rehabilitation of physically challenged people.
Curator — The Nikolay Ostrovsky state museum - humanitarian center “Overcoming”