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J.-F Oberlin Museum
Concerts and hiking in the steps of J. F. Oberlin
31 Aout 2014
Sunday August 31 from 11am to 7pm
11am Church in Solbach : Harpsichord recital by Jérôme Mondésert
Hike to the Perheux pass
4pm Gardens of the Oberlin Museum : Cello and accordion concert by Florian Lorin and Anita Pirman
Beginning at 6pm in Fouday : Appetizing arpeggios
Free entrance. Donations welcome.

Welcome at J.-F Oberlin Museum


From 1 April to 30 September:
every day from 10am to 7pm, except Tuesdays,

The “looking good” workshop !
Make your own cosmetics the natural way.
September 6, 2014 from 2 to 4pm.
Registration necessary. Adults.
Price : 15 euros

Aerostat, higher, ever higher
Enter the world of the Montgolfier brothers by making a “flying machine.”
September 3, 2014 from 2 to 5pm.
Registration necessary. All ages.
Family rate : 20 euros

That natural shine !
Experiment with simple recipes for cleaning house.
August 29 and September 15, 2014 from 2 to 5pm.
Registration necessary. Adults.
Price : 15 euros

Solanaceae, an epic tale of a tuber
An historic and culinary perspective on the potato.
28th August and 12th September 2014 from 10:30am to 4pm.
Registration necessary. Adults.
Price : 15 euros (lunch included)

This exhibition is based on the following principles

• J.F. Oberlin addresses us though his writings, in the items he himself produced, and by a variety of hand-on activities derived from his own educational research.
• At the Oberlin Museum, the point is not to be the passive observer of a picture or a drawing but to perceive and experiment, thus making us aware oft he divine complexity of the world.
• The exhibition aims to draw the visitor’s attention to the wide scope of Oberlin’s purpose and provide insight into its very core and contradictions

Jean-Frédéric Oberlin Museurn

The collections kept at the Oberlin Museum, at Waldersbach, testify to the 59 years of ministry during which Pastor Oberlin (1740-1826) endeavoured to set up a new society in a remote valley of the Vosges region. His goal was the education of man in his own environment.

Jean-Frédéric Oberlin’s pedagogical and educational work was the foundation of his nursery schools and elementary schools. In 1769 he founded the first « knitting-rooms» with the guidance of «the leaders of tender childhood», the children would open their minds at their own pace, and develop their bodies through physical exercise while participating in activities such as knitting, drawing, creating herbariums in a child-appropriate way.

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