Regional museum (Bezirksmuseum)
The Regional Museum possesses one of the most comprehensive folkloristic collections in the Baden part of Franconia.
Dating from the first examples of the settlement in our area to documents on the town history, historic craft and farming tools, religious folk art, Odenwald ceramics, a diverse collection of paintings (for example from the famous painter of battles, Wilhelm Emelé, and the Hollerbach Malerkolonie (painter’s colony)) up to the tastefully furnished peasant and middle-class parlours, including the Kraus-chamber with mementos of the German-Swedish composer Joseph Martin Kraus (1756 - 1792). The visitor gets to vividly experience history in the museum.
The museum furthermore hosts several important special collections such as the music collection Vleugel, the folk song collection Brosch and the photographic archive Karl Weiß.
Special exhibitions and regular talks and concerts further enhance the versatile program offered by the museum. The Heimatbücherei (folk library) "Zwischen Neckar und Main" (‘Between the rivers Neckar and Main’) is affiliated with the museum. This historic specialist library is funded by the town of Buchen and taken care of by the association of the Regional Museum. It contains over 10,000 volumes.
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