SUSAN E. S. NORTON
Director, Exhibits and Special Events
Dear Mr. Siepen:
Explorers Hall, the National Geographic Society's museum at its Washington, D.C., headquarters, was delighted to host your organisation's exhibit “French Donjons: Castle Coucy” from March 19 through May 28, 2001.
The exhibit was hugely popular with our staff and visitors. More than 40,000 visitors marvelled at the level of detail in the recreation of the siege at Castle Coucy. Many school groups visited the exhibit during field trips to the Society.
The text panels you provided gave an amazing amount of detail and were much appreciated by those who wished to learn more about castles. The handouts that you provided were so popular that we had to make extra copies numerous times while the exhibit was here. Two important newspapers in this area, The Washington Post and City Paper, printed articles about the exhibit.
We enjoyed working with you on this wonderful exhibit; your professionalism and expertise are much appreciated. We eagerly await your next exhibit on a Crusader castle from Syria; please put Explorers Hall on your touring schedule as we know that this exhibit would also be very successful here.
Thank you again for providing us with this great exhibit.
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