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Traditions in the museums of the Gantrisch

Living Traditions 2020. A series of exhibitions in the museums of the Gantrisch region
For the first time, all the museums in the Gantrisch region have been working together for a year on a common theme: the region's living traditions.

The Gantrisch region is rich in rituals and festivals, processions and customs, as well as games, tales, legends and traditional songs that punctuate the daily life. The museums of the region and the Gantrisch Nature Park are jointly committed to promoting this diverse intangible cultural heritage. The project of the exhibition series was based on traditional events and important fixed points of the living cultural heritage that animate the regional cultural offer. Each of the seven regional museums has chosen the traditions that it wishes to highlight. Coordinated by a professional conservator mandated by the Park, the various exhibitions were accompanied by a varied program, which appears in the calendar of traditional events.


Exhibition themes

- Board games: an old tradition

- hostel culture, cohabitation and other living traditions

- the ball game "Chrugle", sheep's désalpe (Schaffscheid), car racing

- pilgrimage on the Jacobean route

- stone-cutting crafts for construction, pilgrimage on the Jacobean route, cattle breeding

- folk songs about the history of Vreneli, regional traditional costumes

- the Wattenwil Market