Gavril Hlatev (Georgi Benkovski) was born here in 1843. He was organizer and leader of the April Uprising, participant in Stara Zagora Uprising. After it failed, he went to Gyurgevo where he participated in meetings of the Gyurgevo Revolutionary Committee and was appointed as assistant of Panayot Volov in IV Panagyurski Revolutionary District. In the spring of 1876, during the uprising preparation of the uprising, he was said to be the leader himself. During the uprising he forms the famous detachment “The Flying Band”. After the defeat of the April uprising on 25th Ma he fell into an ambush of Turkish hordes in Kostina River in Teteven Balkan, where he found his doom.
The birthplace of Georgi Benkovski was built in 1831 and is a classic example of suburban wooden house with open veranda and lacy wooden bars.
In 1966 the house was repaired and refurbished as a museum. Photo exhibition traces the life and revolutionary activities of Gavril Gruev Hlatev (Georgi Benkovski). In the exposition is placed a cherry cannon donated by Mihail Madzharov.
Opening hours for all Museums – Oslekova house, Lyutova house, House Museum Georgi Benkovski, House Museum Dimcho Debelyanov, Complex of houses Lyuben and Petko Karavelov and farm building, House Museum Todor Kableshkov
- During the summer (April 1 – November 1) Museums are open from 9:30 to 17:30.
- In winter (November 1 to April 1) – from 9:00 to 17:00.
The fallowing Museums are closed on:
- Monday : House Museum Dimcho Debelyanov, House Museum Todor Kableshkov
- Tuesdays: Lyutova house, Complex of houses Lyuben and Petko Karavelov, House Museum Georgi Benkovski