In addition to free guided tours, in the day of celebration contests and sweepstakes will be made for visitors, who can get DVDs with unpublished material about the historical changes that took place between 1964 and 1970 in Chile as a gift.
At this opportunity you can appreciate the exhibition “Earth Development: Frei and the Land Reform,” which through photographs, diaries and posters, recalls the enactment of Law No. 16,040, which turns 50 in 2017.
Casa Museo Eduardo Frei Montalva will join again to the Cultural Heritage Day, an activity organized by the DIBAM and the Council of National Monuments of Chile, that this 2016 will take place on Sunday May 29 and, as every year, will convene hundreds of people who will have the opportunity to get to know and reflect on our cultural heritage.
Several institutions throughout the country will open their doors for Chileans to visit a set of buildings that house a valuable cultural heritage. Among them will be like a safety pin Casa Museo EFM, only home of a former president in Chile become a museum and declared National Monument , which will receive free of charge to the community between 10:00 and 18:00.
Besides free guided tours on the day of celebration Casa Museo EFM will realize contests and sweepstakes for visitors, who can get DVDs with unpublished historical material on the processes of change that took place between 1964 and 1970 in Chile, under the presidency of Eduardo Frei Montalva.
Among the samples that can be seen on this occasion it highlights the exhibition” Development for Earth, Frei and Land Reform” with unpublished information, photographs and newspaper clippings that contextualize this important historical process that lasted three governments in Chile.
The exhibition was designed to anticipate the anniversary of the enactment of the Agrarian Reform Law of Eduardo Frei Montalva (Law No. 16,040), which in July 2017 will be 50 years old.
This project was consigned by Frei in his government program, which reaffirmed its central goal of “changing the current system of land tenure, opening the farmer the possibility of owning, to increase the production ( … ) An organized peasant people will produce food for Chile; It will be a market for our industries ;it will participate in national life and in its advantages with full equality , is going to contribute to welfare, social peace and common progress with their effort and solidarity contribution ( … ) my government will raise agricultural wages, the wages must be paid in cash ,it will increase family allowances and the Housing Plan will reach the peasant family” (Chile 1964-1970).
Taking this as a basis, each panel of ” Development for the land : Frei Montalva and the Land Reform”, gives an insight on different milestones of this reform: its antecedents, the proposals of the presidential campaign of Frei Montalva, the role of the peasantry in the success of the process, the regulations that supported it and its implications, among others.
Attractions in Casa Museo EFM
Nearly 400 heritage and historical objects form part of the permanent collection of Casa Museo Eduardo Frei Montalva.
A personal library with over 3,700 books, clothes of the ’60s, numismatics, European and Latin American condecorations, and even moonstone fragments brought by the first astronauts were on the Moon in 1969 as gift, this are some of the elements that visitors can enjoy. To this is added a photographic archive with more than 8,000 images, and other historical with more than 9,000 documents containing correspondence, treaties, and speeches, among others.
Also, Casa Museo has a collection of original paintings of Chilean and Latin American art, highlighting authors like Alberto Valenzuela Llanos, Benito Rebolledo, Pedro Lira, Arturo Gordon, Nemesio Antúnez and Oswaldo Guayasamín, who made a portrait of the former president under his visit to the country in 1969.
Due to its good state of preservation, in May 2005 the house was declared a National Monument. This, because the Monuments Council considered that the property is part of the collective memory of an important historical – political period in Chile, besides being one of the prototypes of the own urban residential architecture of the 40s of the twentieth century.
General information Casa Museo EFM
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00 hrs.
Address: Hindenburg 683, Barrio Italia, Providencia, Santiago.
Information (56-2) 28818674.