US, Cuba Assess Efforts To Save Hemingway Artifacts

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BOSTON (CBSMiami/AP) —  U.S. and Cuban officials are discussing joint efforts to preserve artifacts at Ernest Hemingway’s former Cuban estate.

The forum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston, Massachusetts 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.

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