It was in Zadwórze, located two train stations from Lviv, where Kolberg commenced his research on the culture of Red Ruthenia. In 1861, he came here for the first time, but later he visited these areas twice, in 1863 and 1868. Each time he stayed with Amelia and Hipolit Bochdan, the relatives of the Konopkas from Modlnica, close friends of Kolberg. In Zadwórze the ethnographer documented some songs and folk melodies, as well as rites.

He wrote the following about customs related to death:

“A peasant knows exactly when his time is coming. He invites the priest and all relatives to the house; he gives the last instructions on his heritage and burial (there should be a lot of light and a decision about which banner he wants used). When the priest leaves, the peasant expels his family. Then, he falls down on the bed and die”.

According to Kolberg’s account the local women liked gossiping:

“Women wash their laundry at the riverside; while they beat the dirt out with a club, they tend to discuss family matters. It is believed that after the washing no secret remains hidden”.

Kolberg collected here some lyrics of Ukrainian songs, and Polish patriotic songs.