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J.-F Oberlin Museum
The European Night of Museums
17 Mai 2014
Musical tour through museum and gartens.
Saturday, 17th May 2014 from 20pm to 01am.
Free entry.

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.
June 28, July 9, August 7 and 22 and September 6, 2014 from 2 to 4pm.
Registration necessary. Adults.
Price : 15 euros

Solanaceae, an epic tale of a tuber
An historic and culinary perspective on the potato.
June 22, July 18, August 1, 15, 28 and September 12, 2014 from 10:30am to 4pm.
Registration necessary. Adults.
Price : 15 euros (lunch included)

Rendez-vous au jardin
Discover the Land Art.
31. Mai / 1st June 2014 from 3pm to 5pm.
Free entry.

The European Night of Museums
Musical tour through museum and gardens.
Saturday, 17th may 2014 from 8pm to 01am.
Free entry.

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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