The Museum of Inconfidência [Historic Town of Ouro Preto] (Brazil)
(Museu da Inconfidência)
Ouro Preto is one of the colonial city, which was built in the 18th early century by thriving to become the gold mining from the end of the 17th century. The city remainds the atmosphere of the 18th century streets, and the city is registered as a World Heritage Site in 1980.
"The Museum of Inconfidencia" is a building that was built in the late 18th century, as the City Council Building. Then it was used as a prison, and afterwords it was opened as a museum in maybe 1940s. The materials on "Minas Conspiracy" has been on display in the museum.
The end of the 18th century, the amount of gold has declined. Portugal determined the tax increase because the tax of the gold was reduced. Minas Conspiracy was planed for the independence movement, but the plan was discovered before execution. Tiradentes, who was the ringleader, was executed in death penalty. But he has been recognized as an hero of independence.