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June 13, 2014

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June 8 Centenary and Bicentenary Celebrations at Sulgrave Manor

Posted by Norman Hudson, Acting Chairman, Sulgrave Manor Trust
World Monuments Fund

In the week when we remembered that 70 years ago both British and American Forces were jointly invading Normandy to achieve the end of the Second World War, Sulgrave Manor, the Northamptonshire home of George Washington’s ancestors, experienced a friendly and welcome invasion by some 200 members of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America and their guests.

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June 13, 2014

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Watch Day: Embracing Serra da Moeda

Posted by ARCA AMASERRA
World Monuments Fund
Ilana Lansky/World Monuments Fund

An embrace is a special gesture. It conveys affection, and promotes connection and closeness.

For many people, an embrace contains plenty of vital energy and tonus, strengthening people. An embrace could even cure diseases.

For all that, the meeting of thousands of people around a mountain, a heritage of all, aiming to embrace it, is something unique.

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June 10, 2014

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The church of Axente Sever or Frauendorf
The church of Axente Sever, or Frauendorf

The old city of Sibiu is a cultural hub of Southern Transylvania and one of the most entrancing urban environments in Central Europe, so it was with great excitement that I arrived there last April for a week-long workshop on the Fortified Churches of Southern Transylvania, a 2010 World Monuments Watch site.

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June 5, 2014

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Significance of Christ Church Cathedral and the Slave Trade

Posted by Nuhu Sallanya Katribu/Secretary General, Anglican Diocese of Zanzibar
World Monuments Fund
Christ Church Cathedral

The history of the slave trade would not be complete without some account of the work done by early Christian missions established on the islands of Zanzibar. The missions played an important role in the struggle against the slave trade and in speeding up the emancipation process.

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June 3, 2014

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Approvals, Determinations, and Offers Continue at Orange County Government Center

Posted by Frank Sanchis, Program Director, United States
Orange County Government Center
Orange County Government Center

The scene continues to change rapidly with regard to the future of the Orange County Government Center (OCGC) in Goshen, New York. On May 1, the Orange County Legislature authorized a bond for $77 million to renovate the building.

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