Friday, January 10, 2014

International Coalition of Sites of Conscience:

International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.

Val-Kill Cottage

Mission: “We are sites, individuals, and initiatives activating the power of places of memory to engage the public in connecting past and present in order to envision and shape a more just and humane future.”

Sites of Conscience:
  • interpret history through historic sites;
  • engage in public programs that stimulate dialogue on pressing social issues;
  • promote humanitarian and democratic values as a primary function; and
  • share opportunities for public involvement in issues raised at the site.
Any memorial, museum, historic site, memory initiative, or non-governmental organization that commits to these defining operating principles and joins the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience is a Site of Conscience.

All sites.

U.S. sites include:


"The greatest thing I have learned is how good it is to come home again." Eleanor Roosevelt

This simple statement expresses her love for the modest house she called Val-Kill. The only National Historic Site dedicated to a first lady,

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