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The Exhibition Ward of the Csabai Homestead and the History of Grain - Békéscsaba
The Windmill of Csókás
Address: 5600, Békéscsaba Gyulai út 65.
Phone number: (66) 441-026
Opening hours: 01.04-31.10.: Tue-Sat 9-17
Békés County was always the best crop producing land in the country. Among others, The selective breeders Mokry Sámuel and Baross László worked in Békés County. The dry- and windmills of the county, alter its steam mills, the first one being the István Mill in Békéscsaba, were among the most modern and the biggest ones in the country.

The importance of crop production in Békés is still the same and hopefully will be in the future. In 1974, the establishment of a Crop Museum in Békéscsaba was decided.

The Crop Trust, the Crop Company of Békés County supported the establishment of the museum. After the resolution was made, the Csabai homestead was bought. The homestead soon was rebuilt as original.

Next, the Csókős windmill in Békésssámson was rebuilt. The windmill stood on the old Csókás bleak maintained by the National Monument Conservancy.

Leaving from Békéscsaba for Gyula on road 44, we soon arrive to the Crop Museum.

(Except from Cs. Szabó István: Békéscsaba, Crop Museum - TKM 308)
Permanent exhibitions
The windmill was built from 1855 to 1860 by a peasant man named Dobsa. It was built of large bricks burned in the region using wood from Maros and Száraz-ér. Two pairs of millstones were brought from Sárospatak to Csókáspuszta. continue
The Csabai Homestead
The typical peasant homestead divided into three parts was built in 1824. A barn and a shed was added to it after the great flood of Békéscsaba in 1888. The tools of a family that was involved in crop raising is shown at this exhibition. continue
Crop raising was dispersed by people of the Körös culture in this region around 8000 ago. Scythian, Celt, Sarmata, German and Avar tribes were involved in crop raising beside animal husbandry. Their crop tanks and grinding tools have been found by archeologists. continue