For several years Oemeta Chemische Werke GmbH has decided not to send Christmas presents to its customers, instead it supports locally-based non-profit organizations.
This year the donation of 2.500€ goes to the Foundation Museum Langes Tannen in Uetersen. The museum largely depends on donations because the public funds are not enough to ensure the exhibitions and the preservation of the museum.
The museum was founded when Werner Lange bequeathed his nearly 250 years old property “Neue Mühle” to the city of Uetersen in 1979, to maintain it and to open it to the public. The museum complex consists of a manor, a mill-café, the museums barn and a beautiful park. The collection of the manor includes furniture, pictures and everyday items from the 18th to the 20th century. Furthermore, one can see photos and documents of the family- and mill history of the family Lange. In the barn the museum presents 4-5 changing exhibitions each year, which show the different aspects of art – paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures and photography – but also the history of Uetersen.