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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:
  • 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
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.
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):
Ruth Abrass
Navruz Avloni
Shirchin Baatar
Hanna Bailey
Elena Balashova
Alexander Bapa
Natalie Bondar
Kathleen Braunstein
Genrietta Bykin
Maria Bykin
JoAnn Conrad
Dieter Christensen
Wayne Eastep
Patrick Hayes
David Hooson
Karen Folger Jacobs
Anait Khudanazarova
Jack Kollmann
Robert E. Lee
Cariadne Margaret Mackenzie
Semion and Ludmila Mirkin
Scott Morgan
Aiman and Mairbek Mussipov
Elmira and Werdana Mussipov
Zhanara Nauryzbaeva
Karen Nelsen
Joan E. Norvelle
Beket Nurzhanov
James O.Bailey
Akin Orhun
Skydrite Rubene
Vadim Ryvkin
Ernar Sagatov
Turburam Sandagdorj
Martin Schwartz
Chris and Steve Shaw
Zhuldyz and Lloyd Shimabukuro
Elizabeth Shedd
Tatiana Shubin
Omerjan and Aygul Siddik
Irina Serkebaeva
John Sommer
Kemal Sonmez
Tenzin Tsophel
Orna Uranchimeg-Tsultem
Bayan Tulegenova
Leonid Urjuk
Santo K. van Ess
Albina Yerzhanova
Joanne Yoshimura 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
Current Announcements
The Silk Road House presents: "Tales from the Steppes."

An hour of stories from Central Asia for families performed by Cathryn Fairlee. She will be telling an episode from the epic Dede Korkut, “Bamsi Beyrek”. It is dramatic, romantic and playful and full of song.

Cathryn Fairlee a fifth generation Californian, has traveled the world searching and sharing stories in Asia, Europe and the New World. She began story performing in 1982 and became a full time storyteller in 1999. She has performed traditional folk tales, epics and mythology on Turkish trains, at Welsh pubs, in Buddhist caves, at Balinese ceremonies, in Chinese teahouses, with Uzbekistan musicians, telling around the kitchen table in Guatemala, and in US graveyards.

Cathryn is a member of the Storytelling Association of California where she served as a board member for seven years. A member of the Bay Area Storytelling Festival Committee, the National Storytelling Network, where she served on its board as Pacific Regional Director, and member of Storytellers of Canada. Cathryn produced The Story Swap on public radio for three years and still produces biannual Epic Events. She received a Master’s Degree in History at Sonoma State University with a thesis on Chinese Teahouse Telling. She still serves on the magazine committee of NSN. And her story is not over yet.

November 2nd Sunday, 1-3pm