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Johann Rudolf Rahn
Zürich-born Johann Rudolf Rahn (1841-1912) was a 19th century pioneer for the preservation of Swiss historical monuments and art. He would later help restore the convent of Wettingen and the beloved Castle of Chillon. Rahn was a prominent figure in the crea...

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Le Rameau de Sapin
In doing research on yesterday I found a nice article commemorating the life of Albert de Büren in the 1874 edition of the Le Rameau de Sapin (The Pine Bough), the publication of the Club Jurassien (Jura Club), an organization founded in 1865 devoted to the...

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The Long Riders' Guild
Henri' s journey was recently recognized by the The Long Riders' Guild , the world's first international association of equestrian explorers. The guild not only celebrates present-day long riders, but those throughout history as well. The guild recognized b...

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Storytelling at the Global Family Reunion
Last Saturday I had the great honor of telling family stories at the Global Family Reunion in New York. It was a deeply moving experience, and I look forward to returning to any stage that will have me. While the storytelling was free form, I did write a sc...

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Global Family Reunion
I was recently invited to "tell" at the story telling portion of the Global Family Reunion on June 6th in New York. I am very excited by the opportunity to share not only my story, but the stories of the de Buren family. If you are in the New York area, ple...

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Un Neuchâtelois aux Amériques en 1850
A recent article from the L'Express of Neuchâtel on the French book launch. Un Neuchâtelois aux Amériques en 1850 Un ouvrage éclaire sur un objet du Musée d'ethnographie. C'est un récit de voyage particulièrement intéressant pour le Musée d'ethnographie de ...

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Voyage aux Amériques
INVITATION À l’occasion de la journée mondiale du livre Le Musée d’ethnographie de Neuchâtel, le groupe Ethno.doc et les Éditions d’en bas seraient honorés de votre présence lors du lancement de Henri de Büren Voyage aux Amériques Lettres et Journal d’un je...

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Upon closer inspection
When we look more closely, we are rewarded with greater insight. Last week I found a 19th century photo of the Château de Vaumarcus , the de Büren family home for many generations, and decided to make a high resolution scan for this blog. It seemed at first...
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