2002, October 12. The opening ball was held at the
Noblemen palace in Traku Voke.
The manor of Traku Voke is on the old way
Vilnius-Gardin. Until the 19th century it belonged to the Marshal of
Trakai, Ludwik DÄ…mbrovski. Later, in 1850 the
estate with its plot of land was bought by Count Jonas Tiskevicius, the Marshal
of Noblemen of Vilnius province. This magnificent estate was built in 1876-80
by Italian architect L.Marconi. Marconi was commissioned to duplicate Lazenki
the royal estate of the Polish king Stanislaw Poniatowski in Warsaw. The
architect built a smaller but more beautiful and elegant version of the
The members of the LRUN (THE ROYAL ASSOCIATION
OF THE LITHUANIAN NOBILITY) gathered in the new palace in Traku Voke on October
12, 2002. The torches were arranged on the both sides of the main entrance to
the palace. The representatives of the media met the guests at the entrance to
the palace. The classical music in the main hall and the champagne awaited the
guests. The atmosphere was solemn.
The President of LRUN, Undine Nasvytyte gave the
greeting speech with her own poetry. The ambassadors of Germany and Switzerland
also took part in the party.
The architect and the Deputy Chief
Grazina Jukneviciene spoke about the history of the palace.
The performers of National Philharmonic of Lithuania, the Group
of Old Dances "Puelli Vilnensis", the representatives of
Noblemen Marija NeniskytÃ«, Virginija Daugirdiene, Vaiva
Juceviciute and Beata Krapickaite took part in the concert.
Although there was no heating in the palace it was warm from
dances and from the good cheer of those who attended the
ball. The restaurant "Stikliai" provided the guests with
the delicious dishes and with a temporary gas oven.
The first artistic work for the palace was presented by
the President of the Landowners' Association of the
The greatest donations were made
by G.Jukneviciene and A.Remesa for maintaining and renovating
The first artistic work was presented for
the palace by the President of the Landowners'
Association of the Lithuania M.Sventoraitis.