History of Travná

In 1968 the young pastor of the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren, Adolf Petr, buys a half-demolished cottage in Travná and organizes the first “youth” brigade for the reconstruction of the building. Thanks to foreign contacts, events from the beginning also involve youth from different churches in Germany, later also from Holland, Norway, France and other countries.

Interest in “Travná” increases. At summer brigades attendance is around 60, at New Year’s Eve attendance goes up to 100, and then at Easter – up to 150 participants. Thanks to gifts from abroad, a barrier-free conference center is being built, but the center was not completed according to plans.

In 1999 the Civic Association Meetings was established, which later became Meetings Travná zs.

Since 2009, Jared Kenning has been appointed by the General Assembly to lead the association. Jared leads a team of volunteers who organize each youth event at Travná.

Travná celebrates its 50th anniversary.