The Luxembourg American Cultural Society (LACS), a US-based non-profit organisation responsible for maintaining ties between Luxembourg and America, has announced that it is hosting a "Free Museum Week" the first week of February 2021 for all residents of Ozaukee and Washington Counties in the US state of Wisconsin.
The centre's unique Roots & Leaves museum tells the tale of Luxembourg, the world's only Grand Duchy, past and present. Guests will learn about Luxembourg immigration to America as well as the impact Luxembourg immigrants and their descendants have had and continue to make on life in America.
The museum is housed in the Mamer-Hansen Luxembourgian stone barn originally built in 1872 by Luxembourg immigrant Jacob Mamer. The barn was carefully dismantled and moved from its original location in the Town of Port Washington in 2005, then rebuilt to house the museum at 100 Peter Thein Avenue in Belgium, which officially opened in 2009.
Its exhibit panels, display cases, furnishings and artwork were all gifts from the people of Luxembourg through the country's Ministry of Culture and were crafted by Luxembourgish artisans.
The Cultural Center is also home to the J. B. Krier Wellkomm Centre, featuring the Luxembourg American Family Tree - a sculpture created in Luxembourg. The Dooley-Wagner Research Center is another unique facet of the Luxembourg American Cultural Center. The Research Center is the largest research centre for Luxembourg studies and genealogy outside of Luxembourg. It is a treasure trove of information and resources for historians, genealogists and researchers.
The offer for free admission is available during the centre's regular opening hours, from 10:00 to 16:00 am – 4 pm, on Monday 1, Thursday 4, Friday 5 and Saturday 6 February 2021.
Proof of residency is required for free admission.