US, Cuba assessing efforts to save Hemingway artifacts
Published October 12, 2016 Associated Press
BOSTON – U.S. and Cuban officials and scholars are meeting in Boston to
discuss joint efforts to preserve artifacts at Ernest Hemingway’s former
The forum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum is
focusing on a U.S.-Cuban collaboration to ensure the literary icon’s
legacy lives on in both countries.
Wednesday afternoon’s event includes TV host Bob Vila, a son of Cuban
emigrants who’s been working to restore the Hemingway home itself.
Joining Vila are U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern of Massachusetts; Ada Rosa
Alfonso, director of Cuba’s Hemingway Museum; and Susan Wrynn, former
curator of the JFK Library’s Ernest Hemingway Collection.
Amid a new era of U.S.-Cuban normalization, both nations are working
together to preserve Hemingway artifacts ranging from books and letters
to fishing rods and mounted animal trophies.
Source: US, Cuba assessing efforts to save Hemingway artifacts | Fox