Paul Burik, the delegate of the Czech Cultural Garden and President of the Cultural Gardens Federation, discusses his role as both delegate and President of Cleveland's Cultural Gardens. Voted in by his peers as President of Federation, Mr. Burik, a professionally trained architect, also discusses the history of both the Czech Cultural Garden and the Cultural Gardens as a whole. Other topics include Federation requirements regarding proposed gardens, funding, tourism, and plans for the future.
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The interviews in this series originated Dr. Mark Tebeau’s Local History Seminar in 2002 and again in 2005. In a partnership between Dr. Mark Tebeau and the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation, students in Tebeau’s fall 2002 seminar conducted interviews about the Cultural Gardens to support “sound portraits” that were produced in collaboration with WCPN as part of its Accents radio program. Additional submissions were conducted in 2005, 2009, and 20012 with select excerpts being added to the…