The Museum is housed in a traditional building, with stone walls. The building was erected around 1800-1808 and belonged to Arife or Raze and Safiye, widow and daughter of Ahmet Musli. Before the liberation, it housed a Turkish Primary School. Later and until 1935 it housed the Ioannina College. Until 1938 it housed the newly founded Pedagogical Academy as well as during the 1940-44 war. After the war, it functioned as a Boys' High School and as a Technical School for Foremen.
In 1976, the Society of Continental Studies (EHM) bought it from the public and converted it internally to house the "K. Frontzos" Folklore Museum of Continental Folk Art. The presence of the Museum's exhibits, qualitatively and quantitatively, is unique for the Continental area and most important as equal to similar exhibitions in the country. At the Museum of Epirotian Folk Art you will be able to admire rare items of Epirotian folk art, such as clothing, jewelry, tools, etc.
Editor: Fotini Anastasopoulou