Adolf Heidenreich to visit Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum


Herr Heidenreich will be bringing with him a 15th century nutcracker, half man and half lion, which will remain on permanent display in the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum.

 

The Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum is honored to announce the visit of Adolf Heidenreich in September. Herr Heidenreich, who comes from Gemünden, Germany, is the world’s foremost authority on antique nutcracking devices. In his book “Nutcrackers – Shape and History” Heidenreich traces their chronological development from prehistoric times until today. It also pictures in detail the artistry and ingenuity of man as he created new tools to open the hard shell of the nut. Herr Heidenreich’s private collection of antique nutcrackers contains many of the world’s most prized and valuable specimens and each year is displayed in one of Germany’s leading museums. His expertise will be invaluable as he shares his knowledge with personnel of the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum during his visit.

Herr Heidenreich will be bringing with him a 15th century nutcracker, half man and half lion, which will remain on permanent display in the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum. An Open House at the Museum on Saturday, September 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. will give the public the first opportunity to view this very special addition to the museum.

Herr Heidenreich will be guest of the Leavenworth Rotary on Sept. 15 and will give a presentation on antique nutcrackers. He will be assisted by Arlene Wagner, Curator of the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum. 

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