MUSEE C'ETAIT HIER "1850-1920"

at Mandres-la-Côte

  • Museum of Yesteryear
    A nostalgic nod to our Haute-Marne past. In 1900, the housewife made gloves, whilst her husband produced the village speciality, fine steel scissors. A showcase displays rare models. Also on view: their barn and on one floor, a classroom.

    One area is dedicated to the glove-making art, a traditional craft in Chaumont and the surrounding area. One window relates the Jules Tréfousse glove-making story which, at the height of its glory, employed 6,000 people in Haute-Marne.

    Sewing items developed particularly for use in the glove-making industry are on show, with several models also on display. One of the gloves was tracked down in the United States with the help of internet!

    New: unique in Haute-Marne, the working model of a scissor grinder’s wheel, formerly powered by a dog.
  • From January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018
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