HAVANA, December 12. The Finca Vigía Foundation, which is responsible for preserving the house in Cuba where the American writer Ernest Hemingway lived, announced that it would receive help from the US government to restore the property. The money will also be used for the creation of a restoration center, as well as for the maintenance and rescue of “thousands of documents, manuscripts, letters and photos along with its bookstore with a volume of 9,000 copies,” the organization adds in a statement.
For the charge d’affaires of the US embassy on the island, Benjamin Ziff, the fund approved by the US Government highlights the historical and cultural value that the house represents for both Washington and Havana.
”Supporting Finca Vigía represents our commitment to preserving the incalculable history and shared cultural heritage that links the United States and Cuba,” highlighted Ziff, quoted in the press release.