Luxembourg American Cultural Society & Center Receives
High Patronage of Luxembourg’s Grand Duke
Belgium, WI - The Luxembourg American Cultural Society and Center recently received the distinction of the High Patronage of His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, according to Richard Witry, Chairman of the Cultural Society Board Executive Committee.
According to Witry, “High Patronage of the Grand Duke” is a distinguished sign of support given to select organizations and activities espoused by the Grand Duke. Basically this means the Grand Duke has given his approval and official endorsement, confirming the legitimacy of our organization in the eyes of the people of the country of Luxembourg.
The Cultural Society was notified in early April that the Grand Duke had conferred his High Patronage on the Society and its new, international Cultural Center. The Center, which is under construction, was designed and built as a cooperative project between Society members in Luxembourg and the US. Much of the building is modeled after the barn structures built in America based on the style used in Luxembourg around the turn of the 20th century. It will house a museum, genealogy center and Society administrative offices.
The Society will dedicate its new Luxembourg American Cultural Center in Belgium, Wisconsin on August 8, 2009 as part of its annual Luxembourg Heritage Weekend.
The Luxembourg American Cultural Society is an international, non-profit membership society that was founded in 2004 by Americans of Luxembourg descent and Luxembourg citizens. The mission of the Society is to preserve Luxembourg heritage in the United States and to foster ongoing relationships between Luxembourg and America. The Society currently numbers over 700 members in 41 U.S. states and Europe.