Having provided comprehensive and overwhelmingly successful “People–to–People” programs to Cuba since
2011, the National Trust is pleased to return for meaningful exchanges between our travelers and their Cuban counterparts on issues related to historic preservation, architecture, planning and cultural heritage. Explore restoration efforts in Old Havana with experts, discuss conservation techniques at Finca Vigía—Hemingway’s landmark home—and meet with local artists, musicians and dancers to gain insight on the arts in Cuban culture. Along the way, converse with Cubans about all aspects of their work and lives.
Frequent study leader and historian, John Meffert is a long-time proponent of preservation. As former director of the National Trust’s Southern Office, John now serves as a consultant on heritage conservation services in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, where he has also served as the director of the Preservation Society of Charleston preserving the historic resources of the city. John has been to Cuba on several National Trust Tours for the past 10 years!