But who are they really?

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15/09/2018 - 16/09/2018

But who are they really?

If “heritage is us”, who are these characters whose names are inscribed almost everywhere in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode/Sint-Joost-ten-Node, on street corners, in parks, in gardens or on monuments?
This dual event, which combines an exhibition of period photographs and old documents with accompanying tours in the municipality’s eastern neighbourhood, will enable you to learn about Jean-Baptiste Houwaert, André Van Hasselt, Marcel Marien, Eugène Dhuicque, Armand Steurs, Guillaume Charlier and Julien Dillens. In the area around the Avenue de l’Astronomie/Sterrenkundelaan, the focus will be on Quetelet and Brussels’s former Observatory, the Botanical Gardens with its statues by Dillens and Charlier, the Square Henri Frick/Henri Fricksquare, the work of Dhuicque, the town hall (site of the home of de Bériot and Malibran), and the Charlier Museum.
With 2018 also being the centenary of the end of World War I, the tour will also include a look at Charlier’s Monument to the Dead and Dhuicque’s Military Cemetery.

A partnership between Les Amis du Square Armand Steurs, the Bibliothèque Communale Francophone de Saint-Josse-ten-Noodeand the students of the Centre scolaire des Dames de Marie.

Practical information

    • Square Armand Steurs/Armand Steurssquare and the French-language municipal library (Rue de la Limite 2/Grensstraat 2)
    • 1210 Brussels
    • Sat. & Sun. from 10h00 to 18h00 (guided tours of the Square Armand Steurs/Armand Steurssquare, Sat. & Sun. at 10h00, 11h00, 12h00, 14h00, 15h00 and 16h00 – duration: 45 min.)
      To reach as wide an audience as possible, this two-part event will run from 3 September to 30 September 2018, in addition to the two Heritage Day dates. In French only.
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      Coteaux/Wijnheuvelen
    • B
      Steurs
    • B
      Houwaert/Braemt
    • B
      Coteaux/Wijnheuvelen