Programme celebrations 25th anniversary Liberation Museum
Programme Celebration 25th Anniversary Liberation Museum
The Liberation Museum opened her doors on May 6th 1987 and celebrates her anniversary with a festive programme from May 3-10.
The standard admission-fee is required for all events unless mentioned otherwise.
Thursday May 3: Campaign 'Don't Throw Away', new temporary exhibition and films
The Liberation Museum presents special items from the collection in the depot to the public. Visitors are given advice by specialists how to preserve any war material they may have and are given the opportunity to donate their own war material to the museum: photographs, letters, documents, objects etc. The museum welcomes them!
Open from today till 31-12-2012 new temporary exhibition 'Forever Free. Dancing and War in a Frontcity'
2 pm film matinée for children from 12 years: Oorlogswinter (Dutch spoken). Admission fee € 5,- pp. Reservations required.
8 pm film evening for adults: historical films about the Nijmegen region in WW2 (Dutch spoken). Admission fee € 8,- pp. Reservations required.
Friday May 4: British veterans visit the museum
150 British WW2 veterans will visit the museum from 11 am-2.30 pm arriving in 80 London taxi's. After the private service in the Dome, at 11.15 am public unveiling and presentation of a plaque in the presence of ambassadors, majors and cititizens of the Nijmegen region. Everyone is invited to this unveiling.
Friday May 4-Sunday May 6:The Liberation Museum on air!
Radioshow with war time transmitting and receiving equipment. Great show-pieces of communication devices of the '40's. Non-stop outdoor programme from 10-5 pm.
Saturday May 5: National Liberation Day, open guided tours new temporary exhibition
Festive programme from 10 am-5 pm in and around the museum with film and music by Trix van Stokkum on the saxophone and Niek Hietbrink on the bass. Also piper Mc Spearburgh and children's programme with a quest etc.
Also open guided tours through the new temporary exhibition 'Forever Free. Dancing and War in the Frontline city' at 2 pm and 3 pm.
Sunday May 6: Everyone is invited to our party from 11-5 pm
11 am-1 pm live broadcast local radiostation in the Dome.
12-2 pm auction of art-work by local artists with auctioneer Harry Peppinck and live music by light orchestra 'The Flegel'.
2-5 pm performance Bill Baker's Big Band.
The whole day outside the museum Living History, donkey rides for kids, radioshow with war time transmitting and receiving equipment. Everyone is invited! Special admission fee € 5,- pp. including outdoor programme, visit to the museum and parking.
Monday May 7: Panel discussion about the inheritance of WW2
Evening programme from 8-10 pm with national opinion makers like Erik Somers (NIOD), Christ Klep (military historian/publicist), Jurriaan de Mol (dir RBT KAN, chairman Liberation Route Europe), Joost Rosendaal (historian Radboud University Nijmegen), Ad van de Kreeke (lieutenant-colonel intelligence Royal Netherlands Army) and Jos Weerts (head of research centre Veterans Institute). Theme: The topicality of WW2. Will it ever retire? And about the success of the Liberation Route. The programme starts at 8 pm. FREE ENTRY.
Tuesday May 8 Benefit Golf Tournement for the Liberation Museum
Day programme from 10-5 pm. 9-Holes golf tournement including visit to the temporary exhibition 'Forever Free. Dancing and War in a Frontcity' in the Liberation Museum. Transport will be arranged by Keep them Rolling in WW2 vehicles. After the tournement drinks and dinner at the museum. For information and participation please contact Henny van Benthem at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 06-53761436 or 024-3777963.
Wednesday May 9: Europe Day
Evening programme 8.30-9.30 pm in Cultureel Centrum De Mallemolen in Groesbeek: The start of the European unification after WW2. Lectures and discussion about Europe and the border area with prominent German and Dutch politicians like Frans Timmermans (member of Dutch parliament for the PvdA), Karl Heinz Florenz (member of Europarliament for the CDU), Paul Sars (professor of German language&culture, Radboud University Nijmegen), Ad van de Kreeke (lieutenant-colonel intelligence Dutch Royal Army). Host: Wiel Lenders (dir Liberation Museum). Admission fee € 30,- pp. Live music with the German band from Cologne Bläck Fööss ! Reservations required, only possible at the Mallemolen: email@example.com or 024-3976360. Adres: Kloosterstraat 11, 6562 AT Groesbeek.