Silk Road House:
A Cultural and Educational Center
Silk Road House is a non-profit organization created to promote and support an
impressive array of diverse ethnic cultural traditions. The main goals of the
Silk Road House are:
Silk Road House symbolizes the connections, communications and bonds between peoples and
cultures united by the Silk Road concept, and at the same time, a real network of the modern
day contacts between those peoples and cultures. The Silk Road House is a welcoming cultural
center where everyone who might be interested could find a wide range of accurate information
concerning the history, culture, and everyday life of Silk Road countries.
- to create a center for the collection of pertinent cultural and historical information
- to provide a place where creative activities can bring to life the traditions of the Silk Road here in United States
- to celebrate the Silk Road's tradition of hospitality
A word of appreciation...
Our special and deepest thanks go to those who have made an array of donations to Silk
Road House – by money, various things, books, time, skill or all these together...
Among these generous individuals are (in alphabetical order):
Karen Folger Jacobs
Robert E. Lee
Cariadne Margaret Mackenzie
Semion and Ludmila Mirkin
Aiman and Mairbek Mussipov
Elmira and Werdana Mussipov
Joan E. Norvelle
Chris and Steve Shaw
Zhuldyz and Lloyd Shimabukuro
Omerjan and Aygul Siddik
Santo K. van Ess
...as well as anonymous private donors, the SilkRoad Foundation and the Open Society Institute.
Our cordial thanks to all of you!
- Board of Directors of Silk Road House
Silk Road House announces the beginning of KAZAKH FAIRY TALE SERIES
The Silk Road House continues live storytelling sessions which will bring you and your children on an imaginary journey to the magical world of fairy tales and epic stories once wildly popular along the historical Silk Roads.
Do you ever feel like fortune has passed you by? This week, Dana Sherry shares the tale of "Kadyr's Fortune," in which Kadyr sets out to wake up his lazy fate and put it to work for him, and Diana Shmiana will tell "Bekbolat," in which a young man's dream sets him off on the rocky road to destiny.
In February and March, we are offering a special eight-week storytelling series that presents newly translated Kazakh fairy tales, told for the first time in English. Each session will feature a storytelling performance for all ages, followed by a seminar discussion for adults connecting the stories to Kazakh folk culture led by Silk Road House director and Stanford anthropologist Alma Kunanbaeva. This is a unique opportunity to understand traditional tales in their cultural context, and we hope you can join us, whether once or for the whole program!
For more information: www.silkroadhouse.org / firstname.lastname@example.org / https://www.facebook.com/SilkRoadHouse
February 1, 2015: Diana Shmiana and Dana Sherry
Family Stories from 1-2:30pm, free and open to the public.
Seminar discussion from 2:30-4pm. $20 drop in, $120 for the eight-week series, $100 for SAC members
Silk Road House events are sponsored by the Silkroad Foundation.