The Luxembourg American Cultural Society has opened registration for its Spring 2024 “Let’s Talk Luxembourg” virtual programming series. This series features three one-hour programs that explore various topics in Luxembourg/ Luxembourg-American history, culture, current events, lasting traditions, and more from the comfort of your home via ZOOM.
The Luxembourg American Cultural Society invites all residents of Ozaukee, Washington & Sheboygan counties to come explore its museum at no charge during the annual “LACS Free Days” January 31st through February 3rd, 2024. F
LACS Free Days are Back!
January 31st – February 3rd, 2024
The LACS invites all residents of Ozaukee, Sheboygan and Washington Counties to visit our museum with free admission! Proof of residency required.
We will be open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm.
Appointment required for research center.
100 Peter Thein Avenue
Belgium, WI 53004
Questions? Contact the LACS offices at email@example.com or 262-476-5086.
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LACS Announces Fall “Let’s Talk Luxembourg” Virtual Programs
BELGIUM, WISCONSIN, SEPTEMBER 10, 2023. The Luxembourg American Cultural Society has opened registration for its Fall 2023 “Let’s Talk Luxembourg” virtual programming series. This series features three one-hour programs that explore various topics in Luxembourg/ Luxembourg-American history, culture, current events, lasting traditions, and more from the comfort of your home via ZOOM. These programs are free to LACS members and $15 each for non-members. All attendees must register in advance at www.lacs.lu/events.
This fall’s programs are:
“Virtual Visit of MUDAM”
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 11 AM CT
This talk takes you on a virtual tour of Luxembourg’s art scene through the exhibits and collections of MUDAM- the Contemporary Art Museum of Luxembourg. MUDAM Executive Director Bettina Steinbrügge will give an overview of the museum, discussing its current exhibits and collections.
“History Talk: The Early Years of Luxembourg”
Friday, November 3, 2023 at 12 PM CT
Typical history lessons only focus on the past 200 years, yet the name/word ‘Luxembourg’ is found in text as early as 963AD. Dive deep into Luxembourg’s rich history with LACS board member Marc Klein as he explores how Luxembourg’s strong fortress kept the Grand Duchy safe from foreign invaders for centuries, starting at the earliest mention of the country through 1443 when the Duchy passed control to the Duke of Burgundy, Philip the Good.
“Holiday Cooking Class”
Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 11 AM CT
Let’s celebrate the holidays together through this cooking class with your hosts, Nicky Krieger-Loos and Marc Weydert. Stay tuned to www.lacs.lu for the announcement of the seasonal recipe we will be making.
Please contact Tara Williams with any press requests.
**The Luxembourg American Cultural Society’s mission is to preserve the roots of our heritage and nurture the leaves of ongoing relationships between Luxembourg and America.**
Join Guy Thewes as he takes us on a virtual tour of the Lëtzebuerg City Museum.
This talk takes you on a virtual tour of Luxembourg through the collections of the Lëtzebuerg City Museum. The museum is located in the heart of the old town since 1996. Its spectacular architecture is much like a metaphor of the city of Luxembourg itself, its jagged relief, its maze of streets and houses, and its various historical layers. A special feature is the big glass elevator, which leads on a journey through the entire length of the museum, from its rocky depths, through the medieval caves, to its 19th century parlours. The turbulent past of the city of Luxembourg is a condensed reflection of European history. The permanent exhibition retraces a thousand years of history of a city, which has gone from a medieval town and fortress to the capital of an independent State and seat of important European institutions. Historical objects, urban models and multimedia tools give insight into everyday life of its citizens past and present. You will discover the first document mentioning the original name “Lucilinburhuc”, the real throne used by the Grand Duke at his inauguration, the impressive panorama painted by the French artist Antoine Fontaine, and many more testimonies of an exciting heritage.
Digitally access the Lëtzebuerg City Museum here.
This program will be offered through Zoom. Members, please sign in when requesting your ticket.* The Zoom link will be emailed after ticket purchase, and we will send a reminder email a day or two prior to the event.
*Tickets are per device. If multiple people plan to watch from the same computer, only one ticket is needed.
About the Speaker:
Guy Thewes studied history at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and completed his doctorate at the University of Luxembourg. His dissertation on the supply and financing of the army in the Austrian Netherlands in the 18th century was published by Böhlau (Vienna) in 2012. He was appointed historian by the City of Luxembourg in 1993 and was curator at the city’s History Museum. In addition to numerous exhibitions, he is the author of academic publications in the field of urban, social and military history. Since 2018, he has directed the Lëtzebuerg City Museum and Villa Vauban, the city’s art museum.