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2011 Festival Blog - Peace Corps

At the Festival: Look, Read, Inquire, and Remember


Of the many Smithsonian Folklife Festivals I have attended or worked since 1973, this one certainly has that special feel.Read More

July 6, 2011   1 Comment

Peace Corps Web Site, Just for Kids!


Explore fun information and activities related to the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps on a Web site just forRead More

July 6, 2011   No Comments

Today’s Ten: Photos from 7/4


Happy Fourth of July! No rain yet, and the crowd down on the National Mall is big. Here are someRead More

July 4, 2011   No Comments

Top Ten Images Taken by our Visitors: Day 4


Here are the top ten photos posted on Flickr from day four of the Festival. Keep uploading those gorgeous imagesRead More

July 4, 2011   No Comments

Top Ten Images Taken by our Visitors: Day 3


Here are the top ten photos posted on Flickr from day three of the Festival. Keep uploading those gorgeous imagesRead More

July 4, 2011   No Comments

Top Ten Images Taken by our Visitors: Day 2


Here are the top ten photos posted on Flickr from day two of the Festival. Keep uploading those gorgeous imagesRead More

July 4, 2011   No Comments

Earl Yates, Former Country Director for Peace Corps/South Africa


Earl Yates, former country director for Peace Corps/South Africa, discusses how he and his volunteers operated in this new Peace CorpsRead More

July 4, 2011   3 Comments

Peace Corps Recipe #5, ‘Ota ‘Ika


‘Ota ‘Ika, recipe by Mele Vaikeli (Nuku’alofa, Tonga) This is a fresh, raw fish Tongan salad that can be madeRead More

July 4, 2011   1 Comment

Denise Brown, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Santa Lucia


Denise Brown, who is deaf, served as a volunteer coordinator in Santa Lucia. Her fellow volunteers learned sign language, andRead More

July 4, 2011   No Comments

Peace Corps Recipe #4, Khinkali


Khinkali, recipe by Lili Useinashvili (Tbilisi, Georgia) A pork dumpling, Khinkali is one of the most representative dishes of Georgia. StrongRead More

July 4, 2011   1 Comment