School children visit museum

On July 3rd 2018, 3rd grade school children of the Schenkenfelden elementary school visited the Gerstlhaus museum together with their teacher, Carmen Schimpl. Some of them brought their instruments. But first, they enjoyed the tour through the antiquarian store and post rooms.

Greti Ecker described life of past times in an exciting and entertaining way. She introduced numerous unfamiliar exhibits, forged a bridge between now and then and brought the museum to life.

Afterwards, the children were led into the Biedermeier room, where they could gain interesting information on the fortepiano, followed by their own musical performance. That morning, recorders, violines, a Styrian harmonica and a tuba were accompanied by the 200 years old fortepiano where normally international artists play the music of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. The young musicians received great applause from their colleagues, a worthy conclusion of the first visit of an elementary school. The Gerstlhaus team looks foward to another episode!

A trip into the past

In 2008, as part of a scholarship for outstanding pupils, school children of the secondary school HS Reichenthal created a radio report about the Gerstlhaus museum. This project was coordinated by senior teacher Gabriele Latzko, who designed texts, that were recorded in the museum with additional music and sounds.

The project was implemented by Hildegard Griebl-Shehata, manager of the radio division at Medienwerkstatt Linz and published on July 1st 2008. The broadcast received an honorary certificate by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Eduaction, Science and Research for reaching the final at the Media Literacy Award 2008.

A walk through the Gerstlhaus Museum in Schenkenfelden – A trip into the past

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