A permanent museum collection is on display on the
premises of the Šentjanž pri Dravogradu Local Community, depicting the history
of today's Šentjanž pri Dravogradu area and how signatures were collected and
national-defence camps were being set up throughout the Slovenian national
territory in support of the May Declaration of 1917. The famous
national-defence camp in Šentjanž pri Dravogradu, where more than 2,000
Slovenians gathered on the 7th of May 1918, is also included in the collection.
The May Declaration is one of the foundations of
independent Slovenia. On behalf of the South Slavic members of parliament, Dr.
Anton Korošec read the May Declaration in Vienna parliament on the 30th of May
1917, demanding the unification of South Slavic nations into a self-governing
unit within the Habsburg dynasty.
Photo: Koroška Regional Museum (archive)
Reproduced from: Koroška Regional Museum