The land between Pohorje and Boč
The area between Pohorje and Haloze, today the municipalities of Slovenska Bistrica, Makole, Oplotnica and Poljčane, represents a spatial geographical unit with a common past. It has been an important transitional territory, as testified by historical findings, written and other documents. The collection of the Josip Vošnjak Library in Slovenska Bistrica offers a large variety of the 19th and 20th century postcards, most of them have been digitised. Old postcards are an invaluable cultural heritage and an excellent source for researching and discovering our past. They have an important documentary value, as they give evidence of a place and the life of its people in the past. Old postcards can be used for studying changes in the cultural landscape, everyday life and political situation, history of castles, churches, buildings that have disappeared long ago, to observe the development of tourism …
The collection includes selected postcards from the Josip Vošnjak Library in Slovenska Bistrica, as well as some literature about the past, especially about the way of life and traditional customs in the area.

The Ptuj Newspapers , 1878-

Like in other Slovenian towns, the first newspapers that appeared in Ptuj were in German. In February 1878, Jakob Schön printed the first issue of the Pettauer Wochenblatt, but it was only published for less than a year. The Pettauer Zeitung was launched a decade later and soon became one of the most widely read newspapers in the Lower Styria. At first, it was a non-political newspaper, but later it became the newsletter of the Ptuj German community. At the turn of the century, the Štajerc newspaper (1900-1908) began to be published in Ptuj, which promoted ideas of the opponents of the Slovenian national movement in the Lower Styria. Between the two World Wars, the liberal Ptujski list (1919-1922) and Narodna sloga (1932-1933), the newsletter of radicals, were published in Ptuj. After the Second World War, Naše delo (Our Work), the predecessor of the Ptujski tednik (Ptuj Weekly) or Tednik (Weekly), began to be published. Since 2003, it has been published under the title Štajerski tednik (Styrian Weekly). Over the years, it has offered more independent, general information, educational and entertainment content, and has thus become a journal in which people have identified themselves, their friends and their hometown.