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
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.
This time, our distinguished guest, storyteller Tim Ereneta will tell the marvelous tale "Go I Know Not Whither, Bring Back I Know Not What" (recorded as “Shmat-Razum”).
Join us for a journey that will bring you across Asia and back, through a land where birds can become princesses, frogs can talk, and good fortune depends on invisible spirits.
Storyteller Tim Ereneta of Berkeley has shared fairy tales and forgotten fables in schools, museums, parks, on stages and around campfires. Before he became a storyteller, Tim's jobs included driving a school bus, writing plays, and leading backpacking trips for kids. He holds the world's record for the most performances of "Dino Doesn't Live Here Anymore," a musical about paleontology, performed at The Lawrence Hall of Science.
December 7th Sunday, 1-3pm