Heritage Day Maasmechelen

With the slogan "How do you do?" the 19th edition of Heritage Day on Sunday April 28, focuses on craftmanship. The main focus is on cultural heritage from and about craftmanship, mastership, learning and producing in Flandres. 

Exhibition and demonstration - The housewife's embroidery

Erfgoeddag 2019 - Maasmechelen, Stichting Erfgoed Eisden - borduren3 Ulli Kohlbacher

Who remembers the embroidered wall cloths with spells in all possible languages? Between 1870 and 1930 these cloths experienced a boom. First as protective cloths for furniture and walls, then increasingly as a colorful decorative element in the interior of working homes. At the same time, the cloths tell us something about the migration history of the region.

Organization: Stichting Erfgoed Eisden vzw i.s.m. Maasmechelen Heritage Office
mail - website - Heritage Day: 0470 27 84 27
Location: Sint-Barbarazaal, Marie Joséestraat z / n, 3630 Eisden (Maasmechelen)
Date: April 28 open from 10:00 to 18:00
Also open on Saturday 27 April from 14:00 to 18:00
Accessible to wheelchair users

The entrance to the Sint-Barbarazaal is located behind the Casino. Diagonally opposite the Sint-Barbarazaal is the Museum of the Mijnwerkerswoning, open on Saturdays and Sundays from 14:00 to 18:00
It is also possible to visit the Sint-Barbarakerk and the tower on Heritage Day (guided tours at 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00 ). Both definitely worth a visit!

Exhibition - In the footsteps of the brick bakers

Erfgoeddag 2019 - Maasmechelen, Stichting Erfgoed Eisden - Brikkenbakkers

Between 1870 and 1914, thousands of Maaslanders from both banks of the rirver Meuse moved to Germany to help build the first German Wirtschaftswunder in the brickworks of Rhineland. Anyone who says 'brikkenbakkers' also says hard work, seasonal work, child labor and poverty. We tell you everything and much more during the exhibition!


Organization: Stichting Erfgoed Eisden vzw i.s.m. Maasmechelen Heritage Office
mail - website - Heritage Day: 0470 27 84 27
Location: Sint-Willibrorduskerk, Vrijthof 2, 3630 Eisden (Maasmechelen)
Date: April 28, continuously open from 10:00 to 18:00
Also open on Saturday 27 April from 14:00 to 18:00
Accessible to wheelchair users

Exhibition - Restoration of horse hearers

Erfgoeddag 2019 - Maasmechelen, Heemkring Vochte

A funeral with horse and carriage: a final tribute to the deceased. The Vochte local history club called for the restoration of a very old and unique horse hearse. How exactly does such a restoration happen? What is involved? Come and listen to the expert's explanation of the process.

Organization: Heemkundige Kring Vochte i.s.m. Church board parish Vucht and Heritage Maasmechelen.
mail - website - Heritage Day: 0478 56 74 73
Location: Parish church Vucht, Dorpsstraat, 3630 Vucht (Maasmechelen)
Date: April 28 continuously open from 13:00 to 18:00
Accessible to wheelchair users

Exhibition - Opgrimbie has a hobby

Erfgoeddag 2019 - Maasmechelen -t'Oude Grimbiaca

The parochial life is once again the main focus, with an interactive exhibition that is entirely devoted to creativity, with numerous photos, attributes and tools from many hobby, women's and men's associations in our village. Come take a look and maybe you discover yourself, your parents or grandparents in one of the photos? The origin and build of the giant called "Den Ellentrieker" is also explained.

Organization: Heemkundige circle 't Oude Grimbiaca i.s.m. various associations from Opgrimbie, Maasmechelen Heritage Department and My-Heritage Heritage Unit.
mail - website - Heritage day: 0494 89 15 64
Location: Opgrimbie neighborhood center, Hoekstraat 1, 3630 Opgrimbie (Maasmechelen)
Date: April 28, continuously open from 10:00 to 18:00
Accessible to wheelchair users

Demonstration - Wickerwork in the Kijkkerk

Erfgoeddag 2019 - Maasmechelen - kijkkerk Uikhoven

In the Church in Uikhoven you can see a basket weaver and a chair weaver at work on Heritage Day: a traditional craft on the banks of the Maas. You can also admire the new interior of the Kijkkerk. We also give you a taste of our exhibition this coming summer, with the theme 'Village on the Maas'.

Organization: Kijkkerk Uikhoven i.s.m. Maasmechelen Heritage Office
mail - website - Heritage Day: 0478 31 57 47
Location: Sint-Niklaaskerk Uikhoven, Schoorstraat 11, 3631 Uikhoven (Maasmechelen)
Date: April 28, continuously open from 10:00 to 18:00
Demonstrations from 14:00 to 17:00. A Eucharistic celebration will take place at 10:45.
Accessible to wheelchair users

Demonstrations - Discover crafts from the past

Erfgoeddag 2019 - Maasmechelen - De Nostalgie (2)

The curator invited a lot of craftsmen to show their craftsmanship: woodturning, scythes, bobbin lace, beekeeping, etc. In the museum you can also discover a lot about craftsmanship from the old days: shoemaking and joinery are the new items in the permanent collection. And what about a scale model in cane from the church of Stokkem (1840), made by a basket weaver?

Organization: Landbouwmuseum De Nostalgie i.s.m. Maasmechelen Heritage Service, Cel Mijn Erfgoed and various private collectors and craftsmen.
mail - website
Location: Landbouwmuseum De Nostalgie, Pastoor Goossenslaan 29, 3630 Uikhoven (Maasmechelen)
Date: April 28th from 10:00 to 18:00
Partially accessible to wheelchair users
Also free entrance to the Permanent collection
Drinks and food on location