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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
“Blue Mountains” (1984, dir. Eldar Shengelaia), 97 min – the end of the ongoing SRH retrospective festival of selected masterpieces of Georgian cinema. The film will be introduced and commented on by Alma Kunanbaeva.

January 23rd, Saturday, 5-7pm

The SRH upcoming open events:

January 30th, Saturday, 5-7pm – Dr. Tahira Karimova (Samsun, Turkey) on Christianity in Azerbaijan and its music. There will be presented the piece by composer Galib Mamedov who is currently working in the Protestant cathedral of the city Kjvierdal in Norway. A lecture with rare slides and unique music recordings.

February 6th, Saturday, 5-7pm – Dr. Anna Nekrylova (Russia) on the image of “Petrushka” glove puppet-theater along the Silk Roads, including similar types of hand puppets from Iran, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, India, Burma, Japan and more. A slide lecture.

February 14th, Sunday, 1-3pm – Turkmen tales suitable for family audiences, from the ongoing SRH series “Caravan of Stories” – Merv. Our guests Csenge Zalka & Cathryn Fairlee & Dana Sherry (Project Administrator in storytelling programs) & Ann Riley will perform this afternoon at SRH.

Hope to see you there at the Silk Road House in Berkeley, as always!