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J.-F Oberlin Museum
Museum closing on November 01 and 11, 2014
01 Novembre 2014
The museum will be close on November 01 and 11.
Thank you for you understanding

Welcome at J.-F Oberlin Museum


From 1 October to 31 March:
every day from 2pm to 6pm (mornings by appointment), except Tuesdays,

The Museum Rolls Out the Big Game
A fun-filled family adventure.
Price per family: 15 euros (includes museum entrance fee).
From December 20th to January 4th 2015 from 2 to 6pm.

Edible Christmas
Make delicious decorations – to savor as a family.
December 17th and 20th 2014 from 2 to 5pm.
Reservation necessary. All ages.
Price per family: 15 euros

Canny candles
Try a fresh, new technique to illuminate your Advent season.
December 6th and 10th 2014 from 2 to 5pm.
Reservation necessary. Ages 6 and older.
Price: 10 euros (including refreshments)

Caged wreaths
Create surprising Advent wreaths the natural way.
Saturday November 29th 2014 from 2 to 5pm
Reservation necessary. Adults.
Price: 20 euros

The “looking good” workshop !
Make your own cosmetics the natural way.
October 31th 2014 from 2 to 4pm.
Registration necessary. Adults.
Price : 15 euros

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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