The XII Bages Heritage Days analyze the importance of mills and hydraulic devices in the territory
This Friday begins the XII Heritage Days that the Bages Study Center organizes every year. This year, the conference focuses on the historical role of mills, hydraulic devices and hydraulic culture in Bages over time and in a context where water management becomes a key issue for the use of natural resources. The conference aims to highlight the relevance and current state of this heritage, to make it known and also to promote self-esteem and knowledge of one’s own history.
Also, possible lines of work will be exposed that can help preserve, study and disseminate this heritage as a collective good, today and in the future.
The conferences have the participation of expert speakers in the field
The conference will take place this Friday and Saturday, January 26 and 27, at the Masia de Can Font de la Serra de Manresa, and will feature speakers such as Jaume Perarnau Llorens, director of the National Museum of Science and Technology Catalonia; Mireia Vila Cortina, historian and archaeologist; Rosa Serra Rotés, historian; Lluís Virós Pujolà, PhD in economics (economic history); Albert Fàbrega Enfedaque, historian; David Ferré Gispets, doctor in history, and Salvador Redó Martí, journalist and historian.
On Saturday 3 February there will be a guided tour of the Alzina mill, in Castellbell and El Vilar
On Saturday 3 February there will be a guided tour of the Alzina mill, in Castellbell and Vilar, by members of the El Brogit collective. This visit will allow you to get to know one of the oldest and well-preserved mills in Bages, which dates from the 12th century and which still works with hydraulic energy. The Alzina mill is an example of the importance that mills and hydraulic devices had in the territory, both from an economic, social and cultural point of view.