The First Slovak Gymnasium in Kláštor pod Znievom
The village of Kláštor pod Znievom is known to the general public mainly thanks to one of the three non-state (so-called patronage) Slovak grammar schools, which were founded by Slovak patriots in the 1860s, i.e. at the time of rigid Magyarization, because regular state grammar schools were forcibly taught in Hungarian. These gymnasiums (apart from Kláštor pod Znievom it was the gymnasium in Revúca and in Martin) together with the Matica Slovenska formed the mainstay of Slovak national life, so they were a thorn in the side of the Hungarian authorities, who closed them in the 1870s. The memorial building of the grammar school in Sázava is the main office of a small municipal museum today. Its exhibition is dedicated to the history of Kláštor pod Znievom from the earliest times, or from the first written mention, also to folk traditions and crafts cultivated in the area. Of course, special attention is paid to the historical patron gymnasium.