I am forwarding the following message as a favor for Project Harmony who is
looking for host families for "cultural preservationists" from Russia.
Please forward this to other appropriate individuals or lists. From talking
to a representative from Project Harmony I have the impression that these
visitors are particularly interested in what we call Historic Preservation.
This is NOT a project of the Vermont Historical Society.
To Whom It May Concern:
This July, Project Harmony will be hosting a 10-person delegation of Russian
Historical and Cultural Preservationists from the beautiful city of Irkutsk,
Siberia. We are currently seeking Vermonters who are interested in hosting
one of these participants for 1-2 weeks during their professional program
from July 17-August 6, 2002.
All Russian participants will conduct professional visits to Vermont Museums
and Historical sites during the aforementioned dates. Therefore, they will
be with Project Harmony staff and Vermont businesses from approximately 8:30
AM - 5:00 PM every business day of the program.
Responsibilities for hosting participants include providing a comfortable
place to sleep, breakfasts and dinners, and some limited transportation to
and from centralized drop-off locations.
If you are interested in becoming involved in our upcoming Community
Connections Hosting program or if you have any questions, please contact
Renee, Jay or myself at 1-800-545-7734 or by email at [log in to unmask]
To learn more about our range of professional exchange programs at Project
Harmony, please visit our website at www.projectharmony.org
Eric J. Boyer
Paul A. Carnahan, Librarian
Vermont Historical Society
60 Washington Street
Barre, Vermont 05641-4209
Voice: 802-479-8500; Fax: 802-479-8510; [log in to unmask]
Our web site: http://vermonthistory.org
Vermont manuscripts: http://arccat.uvm.edu
For New England history try: http://nebib.uvm.edu
The VHS Library will reopen in our new location in Barre, Vt.,
on Tuesday, July 16, 2002. See our web site for directions.