Vorhes on October 3rd, 2008

I was part of the Exhibits Service from 1969 until 1983 or so.  Designed and directed cultural exchange and special exhibits eastern Europe, Far East. and Africa.  I’d like to reconnect with some of the people and have a few names, others? Not so much.  It was a stormy bureaucratic period but the work we all did was so interesting and important.  In retirement, people I talk to about USIA can’t believe the program and regret it all ended. The world loves us so much now we don’t need to tell America’s story face to face anymore. Right?  The Moscow show established the quality standard for the program and we did our best to keep it going - there were many success stories.  This posting may not be the best way to attract a crowd.  Let me know how I can help you in the DC area.  JV

One Response to “Who are you?”

  1. John,
    Thanks for being the first to post here!

    I agree with everything you wrote and am happy to have been a part of USIA and especially exhibits. Because of the central role you played in the exhibits program (and others) your institutional memory and contacts will be very valuable in moving this thing forward.

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