Kirovograd local literary-memorial I.K.Karpenko-Kary museum was opened on the 24th
of September 1995 in order to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birthday of famous
dramatist, the founder of Ukrainian professional theatre Ivan Karpovich Karpenko-Kary
(Tobilevich). The museum is situated in the very building where dramatist and his family
lived from 1872 till 1883.