The memory of the valley
Valley Museum Chasa Jaura
A farmhouse with history
Chasa Jaura is a typical local farmhouse from the 17th century. It was inhabited until the 1960s, as a small farm with few livestock. At that time, one looked in vain for amenities such as a toilet, heating or running water. The living quarters and the stables were directly adjacent to each other. The only warm room was the wooden living room with a brick stove. Hardly imaginable today. In 1973, the Chasa Jaura was restored and set up as an ethnographic museum and cultural centre of the Val Müstair. Since then, a tour of the building impressively conveys what life was once like.
Combining cultural forces
The Chasa Jaura works closely with the Lia Rumantscha, the umbrella organisation for all Romansh language associations. Literary, musical and film events, as well as lectures and courses, demonstrate the vitality and openness of the Romansh language, art and culture. In addition, the "maisa raduonda", the round table, gathers locals and guests two to three times a year to discuss cultural topics of the Val Müstair.