November 10, 2010, the Ukrainian diplomatic mission opened its doors for the guests and participants of the Ukrainian culture soiree organized by the Embassy of Ukraine Culture and Information Center together with the American organization of young professionals “ThingsToDoDC”.
At the beginning of the event, the audience had the possibility to enjoy the recital featuring the folk dance ensemble “Lyman” from Baltimore (Maryland) that performed a number of favorite and famous Ukrainian folk dances and drew heavy applause.
The second part of the evening was devoted to the excursion at the Embassy building, which has been purchased by the Government of Ukraine with the great assistance and donations from the Ukrainian community in the USA.
The American audience was very interested in the history of the building where the Ukrainian diplomatic mission is now located, mostly known as the Forrest-Marbury House. They were particularly impressed by the fact that this very building hosted the famous dinner during which the first President of the United States George Washington in 1791 secured the agreement with a number of landlords to acquire the land for a capital city – the District of Columbia and that now this building belongs to Ukraine.
Except for the tour at the Embassy, the guests of the Ukrainian diplomatic mission enjoyed the ongoing exhibition of works by Ukrainian sculptor Ihor Hrechanyk and holograms “Scythia Gold”, viewed the video about Ukraine and indulged in the variety of Ukrainian traditional dishes.