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Smithsonian Folklife Festival Tour 2024

29 Jun 2024
3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Tour

Join NOVA RPCV Saturday, June 29 @ 3pm for a tour of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival with Folklife Festival curator Jim Deutsch who curated the Peace Corps program in 2011.This year's Festival celebrates Indigenous Voices of the Americas: Celebrating the National Museum of the American Indian.

Let's meet at Story Circle stage, which will be in the tree panel just north of National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) between 3rd and 4th Streets SW. There should be a Festival map available by the end of May--check here for updates: After the tour, we will gather for a happy hour onsite and catch the evening concert at 6pm. In the event of severe weather, we will have a rain date of Sunday, June 30 at 3pm.

This event will be led by NOVA RPCV President Lisa Martin (Estonia 96-98) who also worked on staff of the Folklife Festival in 2001. 

James Deutsch is a curator and editor at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage in Washington, D.C., where he has helped plan and develop public programs on the Peace Corps, Hungary, China, Circus Arts, Apollo Theater, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Mekong River, U.S. Forest Service, World War II, Silk Road, and White House workers. In addition, he serves as an adjunct professor—teaching courses on American film history and folklore—in the American Studies Department at George Washington University. Deutsch has also taught American Studies classes at universities in Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Norway, Poland, and Turkey.

The Folklife Festival runs June 26 - July 1.

Check for updates. We hope you can join us! 

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Attendees (5)

29 Jun 2024
3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT

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