In order to allow as many people as possible to "touch" history, the creation of a military museum seemed to us to be the best option. The site will contain a good number of relics and documents from the First World War related to the Hindenburg Line, and more generally, to the Great War, but also to the local history of the Arras area (pre / post-WWI).
It will be located in a village that was at the time part of the Hindenburg Line system, in the Arras -Bapaume - Cambrai triangle, a territory at the heart of the actions carried out at the beginning of October 1914, between mid-March 1917 to early September 1918 and under German occupation between these two periods.
The collections of the future Hindenburg Line Museum, already made up of thousands of pieces and in perpetual evolution, come from exclusively private sources gleaned in Hauts de France for more than 30 years (pieces of the field, chips, donations ...).
The building exists, the collections also, a renovation is however essential before any installation, only lack, the "nerve of the war" (it is the case to say it), money !!
You can help us, crowdfunding is open: give!
A warm thank you in advance !!
The story does not interest you, okay! Scrap metal leaves you with marble ... it doesn't matter! On the other hand, we are sure that you want social ties, culture, animations, activity in local businesses...
So, give! ;)
But patience! The physical site is not yet open, you can follow the evolution on our photos and our Facebook page: MuseeLigneHindenburg. Do not hesitate to encourage us!
By the way, our email is active, contact us!
Most of the museum will be devoted to a quasi-permanent and alive exhibition (because always in constant evolution) dedicated to the local events held during the Great War, from the life under the German occupation until the liberation of the ruins of the local villages. Find here some details
A second part of the museum will be devoted to temporary exhibitions : specific themes, focus on particular actions, other periods, invited exhibitions, other local heritage ..., and we will try to propose something other than alignments by dozens of helmets with spikes or bayonets (even if it is necessary ;) ) by interesting us also, you will see, with rarer subjects in this kind of places such as the sport, the animals, the industry, the poetry, the literature, the art. .., more details here
The physical site is not open yet... sorry... if you want to help us to be faster, that here.
In the meantime, you can always follow our progress on our Facebook page, to share without moderation!