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The history of the Gacka Valley
Gacka is one of the oldest Croatian provinces. Its inhabitants, the people of Gacka, are mentioned as early as in the early 9th century, for the first time in 818, at the time of the origin and formation of the early medieval Croatian state. Borna was the first Croatian ruler to subject a significant larger area to his rule. In the Latin Frankish records he was referred to as dux Guduscanorum, or leader of the people of Gacka, and the people of Gacka as natio Guduscanorum. From his home Gacka, Borna expanded his authority to Dalmatia and Liburnia.
The then European superpower Francia referred to him as dux Guduscanorum, dux Dalmatiae atque Liburniae – the Prince of the people of Gacka, Dalmatia and Liburnia. It is considered that the area of the then Gacka covered a much wider area than at the present, stretching from the Raša River in Istria to the Una River in the east. In a later period, Gacka gradually narrowed to the present area. In the mid-10th century, the Byzantine Emperor, writer and philosopher Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus mentions the Croatian counties, three of them, among others: Gacka, Lika and Krbava. They were ruled by a ban, while others were ruled by a prince. In the early 10th century Gacka thus belonged to the first Banovina of Croatia known in history.
Gacka in the 20th Century
With the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Gacka is in the southern Slavic community for the first time. Since 1939, it is part of the Croatian Banovina. In 1941, Otočac and Vrhovine were attached to the Great County of Gacka and Lika while Brinje was part of the Great County of Vinodol and Podgorje. In World War II, the founding session of ZAVNOH, the National Anti-Fascist Council of the People's Liberation of Croatia, was held in Otočac. At the end of World War II, Otočac and Brinje became county towns and Vrhovine a municipal town.
In 1991, the people of Gacka experienced a catharsis in the war against Serbia and the local Serbian rebels. One third of the territory of Gacka in the northeast was occupied. During the violent attacks, Brinje and Otočac, and the surrounding villages in particular, suffered major destruction and many casualties. In the new territorial and administrative organization of Croatia, Otočac received the city status in 1993, while Brinje and Vrhovine once again became municipalities. The city of Otočac and the municipalities of Brinje and Vrhovine are part of Lika-Senj County.
Gacka Museum in Otočac is a county museum with a rich historical and cultural tradition. The museum is located in the very center of the city.
In the collection entitled 'Otočac through History' one can trace the events in the area of Gacka from distant prehistory, Romans, first mention of the town, wars against the Turks, Military Frontier, World Wars I and II to the period of the economic and cultural development of the city and the suffering in the Homeland War of 1991.
The Archaeological 'Iapydic' Collection is presented in the objects of material culture: jewelry, weapons, tools, kitchenware, life and work of the Illyrian tribe of Iapydes from middle to late Bronze Age, i.e., from the 10th century BC to the arrival of the Romans at the end of the 1st century BC.
The ethnographic collection reflects the traditional life and culture of Gacka in the last hundred years, presenting exhibits from the traditional culture characteristic of the area, such as tools for manufacture of textile products, pottery, and male and female national costumes.
Particularly valuable is the Memorial Collection of the Academic Painter Stojan Aralica, a world-renowned colorist who was born in Otočac. The exhibits include his oil paintings, drawings in ink, pencil and charcoal, as well as his personal items, documents, photographs, painting tools, and books.
The Homeland War Collection presents the light and heavy weaponry used in the war, as well as the remains of shells, air-dropped bombs, different caliber bullets, etc. The collection also presents the chronology of war developments with pictures of damaged facilities and buildings.
Source: TZ Otočac