Casa Benjamin Linder Educational Project
As of January 2018, as a separate educational project, the Jubilee House Community (JHC) took over operations of the Casa Ben Linder. The vision is to preserve and promote the spirit that led Nicaraguans and international solidarity workers to become a part of the transformative process that occurred in Nicaragua during the 1980s, popularly referred to as the Revolution.
The JHC is renovating the CBL to be the vital heart of international solidarity, education, and art in Nicaragua with the additional goals of generating enough income to cover its own operating costs and improvements; and ensuring the preservation and restoration of the murals. Although the goal was to be funded entirely by designated donations and income received for housing and hosting individuals and events, that has not happened as of yet and the project is financially impacting the budget of the JHC, Inc., due to earlier political unrest in 2018 and the coronavirus in 2020.
The central building has three tasteful guest rooms with private en suite bathrooms and air-conditioning for people visiting Managua. Two more guest rooms will be renovated as there is funding available.
The central location of the CBL and its beautiful art are a perfect fit for solidarity workers, volunteers, and tourists alike to enjoy their time in Managua, while offering an educational opportunity for even the most short-term guests.
The future holds plans for more renovations to restore the rest of the property, including the setting up of a cafe and a small museum that will exhibit revolutionary and solidarity art from Nicaragua.
Interested in art, education and solidarity?
While working on renovations, visitors, delegations, volunteers, and tour groups are invited to tour the murals at no cost. Call or text 8700-9703 to arrange a tour.
Groups and individuals are invited to rent the large back ranchón area for classes, practice space, talks, workshops, movies, and events. Call 8700-9703 to arrange low-cost rental.
If you’re interested in investing in Casa Ben Linder, donating, or loaning memorabilia for the Casa’s Museum, or supporting the restoration of the murals, please write firstname.lastname@example.org
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