Czarens Hus, Langgade 2, 4800 Nykøbing F.
Lectures: Dikes, dams and drains
150 years ago, one of the worst storm surges in Danish history ravaged Lolland and Falster.
It is one of the most landmark events in the history of the islands - partly because it was the greatest local catastrophe and tragedy in man's memory, partly because it was the beginning of a dike construction and land reclamation project that shaped the landscape we know today.
The storm surge in 1872 is without comparison one of the darkest chapters in the history of Lolland and Falster. 80 people died and in addition there were material damage and lost values of against 1 million (modern) kroner. But the storm surge also became the beginning of something new. Hear the dramatic story of how today's landscape on Lolland and Falster was created, and what significance it had for life on the South Sea islands.
Lecturer: Anna-Elisabeth Jensen.
The lecture is held in Folketidende's canteen (Entrance through the gate to Tværgade 16-18), Tværgade 20, Nykøbing F., 4800.
There will be the opportunity to buy coffee, tea and soft drinks during the break.
The lecture is part of Museum Lolland-Falster's celebration that in 2022 it will be 150 years since Lolland and Falster were hit by the violent storm surge in 1872. Check the museum's activity program for more info about the other events during the Storm Flood anniversary.
Unless otherwise stated, the event will be held in Danish.