A small town Atbasar is located in Akmola region, which is closely connected with the name of a famous Kazakh writer Ilyas Esenberlin. Atbasar is the hometown of the writer. He often came here to visit his compatriots.
Literary Museum of I.Esenberlin was opened in his homeland, 1999. His son actively participated at the opening ceremony of the museum.
Poet, writer and mining engineer I. Esenberlin engaged in prose rather late. He left only 15 novels during his short life. However, readers of all republics of the Soviet Union demanded the books of the outstanding classics of Kazakh literature. It was translated into 30 languages, and it reached a total circulation almost nine million.
Ilyas Esenberlin is the first and largest Kazakh writer of historic theme. He managed to unravel many mysteries of the past of the Great Steppe and create a timeline of events during several centuries by highlighting the most significant figures such as Zhanibek Khan, Kerey Khan, Zhangir Khan, Abylay Khan, Abulhair Khan, Kasim Khan, Kenesary Khan, and three famous bies, three famous batyrs, three wise zhyraus and other historical figures.
Works of I. Esenberlin have external policy value. Due to translation into other languages, people all over the world learn about the Kazakh people, their heroic history and unique culture. His main historical trilogy is "Nomads", which has not only about five centuries of history of the Kazakh Khanate, but also five centuries of a history of Kazakh statehood.
Trilogy "Nomads" and "Altyn Horde", except other nine books of the writer, had a beneficial effect on the formation of national identity of Kazakhs, especially in the 70-90 years of the last century.
The exposition of Literary Museum of I.Esenberlin show all stages of great writer’s life and work in detail. The exhibits are divided into sections that devoted to childhood and youth of the writer, about participation in World War II, further work, literary work.
Today the museum has 2000 exhibits, most of them are exhibited in the museum. It is accessible to visitors.
The most valuable exhibits of the museum are personal belongings of the writer: letters, mail, books, manuscript, and photos of the family.
A study of Ilyas Esenberlin was restored in detail in the hall of the museum, which created due to his personal belongings. Here is his desk, on which he wrote his wonderful works. Writer’s notebook, notepad and telephone directory, dombra and numerous documents and photographs.
The celebration is planned to provide in 2015, which will dedicate to the 100th anniversary of the birth of the great writer. All Kazakhstan will celebrate this holiday. Celebration of the 100th anniversary of the writer Ilyas Esenberlin was included to the calendar of anniversaries for 2014-2015 years by UNESCO.
Literary Museum of I.Esenberlin plan to overhaul the building and completely renovate the exhibition halls before the anniversary of the writer. The museum staff conducts an extensive work to find new exhibits and materials, which relate to the great writer’s life.