Event Alpenstadt Chur

"Fighting for Money: The Graubünden Military Service"

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«Fighting for money: The Graubünden military service». Guided tour of the Graubünden State Archives with deputy state archivist Sandro Decurtins.

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Date
31.05.2022 from 18:00 to 20:00 o'clock
Price 4.– / 6.–
Ort Graubünden Cantonal Library

The guided tour of the State Archives takes place as part of the Special Exhibition of the Rhaetian Museum, "Profession: Mercenaries – Grisons in Foreign Services". Registration until 24 May on 081 257 48

40.For centuries, Grisons went to war for foreign powers in the hope of a better life, wealth or adventure. The Rhaetian Museum is dedicating the special exhibition "Profession: Mercenaries – Grisons in Foreign Services" to these fates. Where in the world did the mercenaries end up, what did they experience there and did they return home as made men? The exhibition sheds light on the war business from a socio-historical and economic perspective. Curator Jürg Spichiger and designer Beat Stalder have revised the exhibition, which has already been shown at the Nidwalden Museum, for Graubünden.

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