Everybody knows in Romania the stories written by Ion Creangă about his childhood in Humulești. He is the Mark Twain of Romania and his character, Nică is well beloved and admired.
Ion Creangă’s house in Humuleşti, located on a street in the suburbs of Tîrgu Neamţ, is now an undeniable cultural objective of Moldova, visited by 40 thousand tourists every year. The “Ion Creangă” Memorial House has been preserved almost intact since the storyteller lived here with the whole family in the 19th century. It can be visited every day of the week, except for Monday, and offers a rare incursion into the peasant lifestyle of the nineteenth century. Simple, white, clean, enclosed with a fence, looks exactly like in Romanian old stories and it is a testimony to the simple beauty of folk architecture in this part of the country. When you get in, you will find holiday clothes or the table around which the family ate the meals during winter.
In the Memorial House “Ion Creanga” there is also an exhibition with archive documents, letters, postcards, school textbooks, photographs and photocopies of Creangă’s manuscripts.