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Program Staff

Curator: Marjorie Hunt

Program Coordinator: James Deutsch

Education Specialist/Family Activity Guide: Betty Belanus

Festival Aide/Family Activity Tent Coordinator: Tracy Clonts

National Building Museum Family Activities: Eileen Langholtz, Ayumu Ota

Interns: Jenni Fuchs, Valerie Lambert, Bethany Rogers, Ambika Sankaran

Advisory Committee: J. Bryan Blundell, Kurt Dewhurst, William Dupont, Cynthia Field, Henry Glassie, Norman Koonce, Betty Monkman, Peter Nabokov, Joanna Reagan, Rex Scouten, William Seale, Chris Sturbaum, John Michael Vlach, Ed Worthy

Researchers: Jane Beck, Betty Belanus, Ray Brassieur, Amanda Dargan, James Deutsch, Kurt Dewhurst, Karen Duffy, Lynn Martin Graton, Dwight Pauahi Kauahikaua, Winnie Lambrecht, Tim Lloyd, Gregory Sharrow, Gary Stanton, David Taylor, Elaine Thatcher, John Michael Vlach

Presenters: Betty Belanus, Barry Bergey, Ray Brassieur, Olivia Cadaval, Amanda Dargan, William Dupont, Brian Finnegan, Lynn Martin Graton, Tim Lloyd, Philip “Pete” Pederson, Clift Seferlis, Peter Seitel, Gregory Sharrow, Angelo Simone, Nick Spitzer, Gary Stanton, David Taylor, Elaine Thatcher, Cynthia Vidaurri, John Michael Vlach


The Masters of the Building Arts program was produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage in collaboration with the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers and the International Masonry Institute, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Building Museum, the American Institute of Architects, and the Preservation Trades Network.

Major funding was provided by the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers and the International Masonry Institute,, the Marble Institute of America, Allied Stone Industries, the Building Stone Institute, the Indiana Limestone Institute, and the National Building Granite Quarries Association.

Major contributors included Target Stores, the Associated General Contractors of America, the National Association of Realtors, and the Smithsonian Women’s Committee.

Additional donors included the School of the Building Arts, Duron, Inc., the Brick Industry Association, the Laborers’ International Union of North America, the Smithsonian Educational Outreach Fund, and the Copper Development Association, Inc.

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