During the period of 1849 to 1851, one of the most famous Neo-Latvians and outstanding specialists in folklore, Krišjānis Barons (1835-1923), studied in this building, where a district school was located in those days. There is a special memorial plaque commemorating Barons made by sculptor Gļebs Panteļejevs and unveiled at the House of Crafts.
The House of Crafts is a place where weavers and potters work and show their skills to those who are interested in learning. There is also an exhibition hall in the House of Crafts where one can see exhibitions of craftsmen and where seminars and other events are organised. Works of craftsmen and souvenirs can be bought at the souvenir shop.
As a district school was once located in the building of the House of Crafts, visitors are offered the opportunity to see a study class arranged in the 19th century style. By registering in advance, you can also participate in a class conducted in the traditions of that time.