The past of Patagonia carved by the native people and European pioneers, who left their cultural imprint on a collection of very interesting artifacts, is displayed in its four rooms.
Pablo Korchenewski gave birth to Leleque Museum. This very much loved character arrived in Argentina from his hometown in Ukraine in 1948 and five years later he settled down for good in the south of the country.
He lived in Río Turbio, where he was a miner, in Puerto Madryn and in other corners of Patagonia. He had always been eager to collect objects that proved the life of our ancestors in the region.
After years of collecting and sorting old documents and valuable archaeological collections containing more than 14,000 items, that record became the greatest wealth of the Leleque Museum. Pablo is not the only protagonist in this history, though.
In 1966, Korchenewski donated his collection to the Ameghino Foundation, fun by anthropologist Rodolfo Casamiquela, who was also his close friend. Later on, he became acquainted with Mr. Carlo Benetton, who had settled down in the area. That is how the Center of Scientific Investigations “The Patagonian Men and its Environment” was created.
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Timetables: January and February from 11am to 7pm. March and December from 11am to 5pm. The venue is closed on Wednesdays and during May, June and September.
Recommendations: 90 km away from Esquel, take National Route 40 up to km 1440.
Contact: Museo Leleque
Ruta Nacional 40 km 1440 (9200) Esquel, Chubut, Argentina Tel: +54 2945-455151
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