On 2 February 2015, the Embassy of the United States, in cooperation with the Mustvee Cultural Centre, opened the major exhibition “Picturing America”. On display are 40 pictures in the form of works of art and historical events, providing an introduction to America.
“Without a doubt the United States cultural exhibition is an important event in the history of the capital of Peipus. At the Mustvee Cultural Centre, one can see a cross-section of U.S. history through art. Taking into consideration that the capital of Lake Peipus is bilingual, tri-cultural and home to five churches, then this diverse U.S. cultural heritage is of great interest to us. We must keep in mind that Estonia, the European Union and western culture all begin on the shores of Estonia’s eastern sea,” said Mayor of Mustvee Max Kaur.
Last year, on 3 December 2014, an historical event took place in the capital of Peipus, when Mustvee was visited by United States Ambassador Jeffrey D. Levine, along with other U.S. diplomats from the world’s only superpower.
“The visit by the U.S. Ambassador was an important event for the town of Mustvee, since the people living along the shores of Lake Peipus are hoping for strong cooperation with the United States to improve their quality of life. The completion of the Mustvee passenger port will significantly alter the status of the town. The capital of Lake Peipus is developing much more intensively than at any other point in its 500 year history,” noted Mayor of Mustvee Max Kaur.
During his visit, the Ambassador paid a visit to the Mustvee Russian Upper Secondary School. In the Mustvee Cultural Centre, which was renovated with the help of European Union funds, the Ambassador visited the Heino Lubja Museum of Scales and Balances. The Ambassador also inspected the new Mustvee passenger port, financed by the European Union. The Ambassador also reviewed the situation along the Mustvee Border Guard cordon, on the shores of Estonia’s eastern sea.