We received new items for museum collections
At 19th of September, we received architect Jāņa Vilhelma Orleāna (1891-1986) medals, chest badges from Latvian, Lithuanian, Estonian and France firefighters unions, Baltic state firefighters union, International Firefighters association (CTIF) and unique Latvian Firefighters unions arm bands.
From 1937 until 1940, he worked as Riga city Firefighters division chief. Parallel to that he was Latvian Firefighters union’s board and council member, member of Ministry of Interior Construction Department Technical council, Secretary of the Construction Board, Representative of the Architect's Association at the Arts and Crafts Chambers, department Head of Passive Air Defence and Construction Supervision of the Riga City Construction Board. In 1944, he emigrated to Germany and in 1946 he opened architectural office there. Later in 1958 he moved to USA and until 1967 worked as South Dakota state building inspector.
All those items what tells story about life of Jānis VilhelmsOrleāns, we received from his son Oļģerts Orleāns and his family.
We are pleased and grateful to Jānis Vilhelms Orleāns family for preserving this unique items and donating them to our museum collection.