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
Upcoming October events at the Silk Road House:
October 4, Sunday, 12-6pm – Bay Area Mongolian artists’ exhibit: Visions from Afar. The art of Turburam Sandagdorj [aka Turo], Tamir Sambuu and Enkhbat Batzorig
October 9, Friday, 6.30-8 pm – the beginning of a Caravan of Stories, stop 1: Dunhuang, China, with Cathryn Fairlee
October 10, Saturday 5-7pm – Georgian film “Once Upon a Time There Was a Singing Blackbird” (1970, dir. Otar Iosseliani)
October 17, Saturday 5-7pm – A Slide Lecture by Peter Poullada (Former President of the San Francisco Bay Area Rug Society): “Turkmenistan Today: Oil, Tribal Politics and Islamic Cultural Traditions”
October 24, Saturday 5-7pm – Georgian film “Pastoral”(1975, dir. Otar Iosseliani)
Silk Road House events are sponsored by the Silkroad Foundation.