BSSCA

BOSTON/STRASBOURG SISTER CITY ASSOCIATION

CELEBRATING MORE THAN 50 YEARS OF SISTER CITY EXCHANGES

Bonjour and Bienvenue!

Welcome to the official website of the Boston/Strasbourg Sister City Association (BSSCA). We have fostered the relationship between the sister cities of Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and Strasbourg, Alsace, France for over 50 years! Boston and Strasbourg began their association in 1960 thanks to the inspiration of Strasbourg native, Charles Munch, then conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
 
Over the last 57 years, the BSSCA has entertained Strasbourg mayors, sponsored numerous student exchanges, sent Bostonians to the European Parliament, scientists to French laboratories, business students on internships, and enabled bakers, firemen, community gardeners, artists, and musicians to visit their sister city.

We welcome all people who are interested in fostering this relationship to become members of our organization. Please click here to complete our New Member Application and start enjoying the benefits of membership.


President Obama on the 150th Anniversary of the U.S. Consulate in Strasbourg  

Ex-Libris Vernissage

Ex Libris ExChange is an international collaborative art project sponsored by the Boston/Strasbourg Sister City Association (BSSCA). The project includes 26 artists – 13 from each city who have created original Artists' Books and artful maps based on a common theme. The thematic content of the artwork was inspired by an elaborately illustrated 18th century journal created by Georg Daniel Flor, a member of a French brigade that participated in the American Revolutionary War. Our artists have produced highly imaginative works using 21st century techniques to engage with the voice and aesthetic of an ordinary soldier with an extraordinary talent. This exhibit presents aesthetics and techniques that span centuries - one might say "from Gutenberg to Rauschenberg." 

 

The exhibit was on display last year at the French Cultural Center in Boston and is currently on display in Strasbourg at the Médiathèque André Malraux until June, 2017.

A photo album of the event is located on the Photo Gallery page. 

 

Mayor of Strasbourg's visit

 

In April of 2016, Roland Ries, Mayor of Strasbourg, visited Boston to attend the marathon and meet with Mayor Walsh and city officials.