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Schoelcher house

The visit of this place will allow you to discover the life of an out of the ordinary man essentially known for his fight against slavery.

History buffs interested in the preservation of their heritage have founded a Society called « History, Heritage and Schoelcher's Friends ». In 1980 they got the idea of setting up 'Schoelcher's house, the Hardt Museum'. Their objective is to relate the history of the Hardt region and of its famous children: Marc Schelcher-Schoelcher, born in Fessenheim and well-known Paris porcelain manufacturer (late 18th century and early 19th century) and his son Victor Schoelcher, the defender of Human Rights and author of the decree of April 27, 1848, abolishing slavery. Should the local communities wish it, this small farmhouse typical of Upper Rhine Hardt could soon become a genuine 'Hardt Museum' or 'Schoelcher Museum' as well as a showcase for overseas territories in the region (Eastern France, Baden-Würtenberg, Basler Land). Visitors would come from far away, either to think or simply onpilgrimage.

Additional information
  • Altitude : 208m
  • Distance to the nearest station (km) : 27
  • Comments on prices : Credit card, Cheque, Cash
  • Type of visits proposed : Free visit, Guided tour for groups with reservation
  • Amenities services : Toilets
  • Languages spoken : French, English
  • Practical services : Group reception
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