From September 1 to December 31, half of them Caudry museum yesterday and today is devoted to the conquest of the West, this period of the 19th century corresponds to the colonization of populations of European origin and the United States government of the territory previously inhabited by the Indian peoples. André Trouillez, who is passionate about the “true history” of the Wild West, presents his private collection.
The walls and windows are full of explanations and stories, but you can also see objects, costumes, hats, books, flags. There is the scene of the execution in a saloon of Marshall James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickock, the true story of Calamity Jane, his companion. One can there discover the battle of the Little Big Horn, the war against the Black Hills, the Sioux war; maybe learn that Elvis Presley’s great-grandmother was Cherokee and named “Morning White Dovee”; Read there the horrific story of the pioneers of the Donner expedition who became cannibals because they were blocked by snow during their crossing to reach California.
If you use the term “OK Corral Settlement,” you may find that it refers to a famous battle that took place at Tombstone’s OK Corral between the Wyatt Earp families and the Clantons and McLaurys. Do you also know the anecdote about the corned-beef box, also called “monkey”? The regulatory key in 1916-1918 was marked “Le Singe”… And let’s not forget that Lucky Luke is actually an invention, unlike the Dalton brothers who really existed.
The initiation will take place on Saturday 10 September at 11 a.m. The team will be dressed for the occasion and invite you to also come in costume if you wish.
Historic living space, Place des Mantilles, opposite the Lace Museum, in Caudry, open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 3pm to 6pm. Possibility of receiving school groups. Tel: 03 27 70 09 64 or 07 67 90 76 75. Facebook page: Caudry Historical Living Space of Yesterday and Today
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