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Espace Memoire et Patrimoine

95 rue Alexandre Dubois Hall d'accueil de la Mairie
59226 Rumegies
Phone : 03 27 26 71 11
On November 11, 2018, the Rumegies Local History Museum project was officially launched. The municipal commission museum has decided to baptize it memory space and heritage .The memory consists in reviving the moments of the past, the life of the men and the places of the village, the patrimony more concerns the natural frame and the old buildings . This space concretizes the culmination of a double will, historical will to gather the proven memories of the village, will of the municipality to offer an ideal framework for this kind of creation. The first intention is old and goes back more than four decades. In the early 1970s, prehistoric and Gallo-Roman discoveries were made on the territory of the town, in particular at a place called Les Trois Magots and on the banks of the Elnon. In 1979, the prehistoric site is published in the first municipal bulletin. In 1983, under the majesty of César Monnier, a first archaeological exhibition took place in the village hall. Then from 1998 to 2009 other exhibitions are scheduled under the aegis of the three successive mayors Francis Lacquement, Roger Vandeville and Joel Beyaert. The themes are diverse: First World War and Angèle Lecat, Second World War and Liberation, civil and religious heritage, schools, border and customs. These exhibitions are based on a series of publications that reveal to the public the wealth of the past of the town. These editions are provided by regional or local history magazines (review Pévèle and Pays de Pévèle) and even by the mayor who makes his own publications. Other actions are carried out, in parallel with various partnerships, such as the Scarpe-Escaut Nature Park: creation of the chapel ballad, the circuit of the customs footbridges. It is also the rehabilitation of the bridge Caillou bridge and the installation of the statue of the customs officer, without forgetting the rescue of the space of the Grand Mortier recently equipped with an explanatory panel. Achievements are always visible as all publications remain available in its entirety at the media library. On the other hand, exhibitions were ephemeral by definition and each time they were put in place the same problematic was asked: What to do with these different documents or objects on display during a weekend? When is a local, a museum where one could present to the public permanently the testimonies of the past discovered over the years or ceded by the inhabitants of the village, become for this company the generous donors evoked by the plaque memory. Rumegies had the content of a museum, it remained to find the container ... The second decade of the 21st century will have many consequences for this project. And it is the presbytery and the dwarf barn that will come the concretization. In 2010 the venerable abbey barn will become a media library. And in the following years the rehabilitation of the presbytery intended to house the services of the town hall will allow to integrate in the project a small local museum. In terms of logistics, a museum commission chaired by Fabrice Vanden Storme and assisted by Anne-Sophie Ghesquière is set up within the municipality to ensure the material installation of this ambitious project. She received the help of Marianne Grevet, director of the museum of Saint-Amand-Les-Eaux. This space adopts the chronological frame, more accessible to the public and the school public in particular. It allows you to go back in time to a very old time and follow the steps until around the middle of the 20th century. The museum currently consists of 7 windows and a lapidary set of 4 engraved or carved stones. On the wall, executives provided with authentic documents accompany the progress of the visit. All objects or documents come exclusively from Rumegies. Authenticity was preferred even though some of the elements presented may seem thin. Some pieces of immediate regional provenance are exhibited for educational purposes. It was necessary to proceed to a strict sorting of the documentation and to ensure a refined presentation. The idea is not to present an exhaustive history of the commune but to give a global overview which arouses the interest and the will to deepen according to the publications.
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