Open House Day at the Caux Palace

Caux Forum 2018

29/07/2018
Open House 2018

 

On 29 July, the Caux Palace opened its doors for 2018’s Open House Day. More than 150 visitors came to enjoy guided tours, a scavenger hunt, a human library and other activities. This sunny day was a chance for local visitors and tourists to learn about the unique history of the building and about the activities of Initiatives of Change.

The hospitality team provided drinks throughout the day and visitors were also invited to afternoon tea. Volunteers from the Friends of Caux Association welcomed guests and led guided tours of the building. The scavenger hunt, with clues to solve, offered a fun way to discover the Caux Palace.

In the afternoon, we showcased one of the main facilitation techniques used in our Swiss activities, the human library. The human books were Hajar Bichri from the Caux Forum Secretariat, Sam Foster, a young facilitator from CATS (Children as Actors Transforming Society), and Erika Wichro, a participant in all the Caux Forum events. They each shared their story of how they felt connected to Caux through their personal experiences.

The visitors were delighted with the day and asked for information about the Open House Day to be shared more widely. One participant said: ‘What a magnificent discovery! This building is fantastic, its history is captivating and important, and its current function during the summer (the Caux Forum) is precious. Thank you for this day!’

 

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