Cur Non? Why Not?
The family motto of Marquis de Lafayette
Improvise, Adapt and Overcome
The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps
Inspired by “Cur Non,” and not allowing grass to grow under the feet of our French-American team, we have followed the code of “Improvise, Adapt and Overcome.“ If anything, having the time to read, think, confer, and consider has only confirmed the broad range of our programming possibilities. As we journeyed through 2020, we have greatly appreciated your support and feedback.
Today’s interpretation of “culture” allows us to expand potential topics of discussion to Artificial Intelligence, Art, Cuisine, Dance, History, Horticulture, Innovation, Music, Science, Space, and Wine, to name a few. Following the instruction of Cur Non, we spent the COVID lockdown researching programming, identifying new partners, and focusing on how best to deliver content, as the world adjusts to new circumstances.
In 2021, we look forward to delivering:
- The introduction of an annual media production series – The series will celebrate the French-American relationship across broad areas of culture, as noted above. We will begin with the life and interesting times of the Marquis de Lafayette – someone to whom America owes a great deal and for whom countless cities, counties, parks, squares, towns and villages, schools, a college, theaters, and even a mountain are named. Yet so few know his story. So, we thought, let’s begin our storytelling series at the beginning…Cur Non?
- The resumption of LIVE events – As soon as deemed wise, we will return to inviting you and our growing circle of friends to live events in partnership with the Embassy of France, Gold Leaf Studios, Mount Vernon, the Museum of the American Revolution, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Smithsonian, and Versailles. Please browse this website for a full listing of our partners, institutions, and affiliates.
- Presentations from Versailles – In our role as a premier representative for the Palace of Versailles, we will present unique content regarding Versailles several times a year across our website and social media platforms.
- Participation through social media – We will continue our active social media presence in both France and America as well as look for opportunities to expand participation.
We look forward to you joining us as we adventure down the rich and storied path of the historic relationship between America and its first friend, France.
With best wishes for a safe and healthy holiday season, filled with joy, laughter, and plenty of protein to keep you energized through all the festivities!
See you in 2021!
French-American Cultural Foundation