Log Cabin Old-Time Jam Thursday, Oct 27th 7-9pm, Pioneer Log Cabin
The Kentucky Folklife Program and the Department of Anthropology and Folk Studies at WKU are hosting a Log Cabin Old-Time Jam on Thursday, October 27th from 7-9pm in the Pioneer Log Cabin on WKU's campus. The jam is open to all levels and will be beginner-friendly. You are welcome to bring an instrument and play in the jam, or you can sing or just watch! For more information, visit our website. We're looking to make this a monthly event and we hope you'll join us!
KFP in the Journal of Folklore and Education
We're pleased to have been featured in the Journal of Folklore and Education's current issue "Intersections: Folklore and Museum Education." In the article "Public Folklore Programs and University Museums: Partnerships in Education," the Kentucky Folklife Program stands in good company alongside Traditional Arts Indiana, the Michigan Traditional Arts Program, the Missouri Folk Arts Program, the South Carolina Arts Commission, and University of South Carolina's McKissick Museum & Folklife Resource center. To download a pdf of the issue and to learn more about the history of KFP and about our current collaborations with the Kentucky Museum, visit the Local Learning website.
Standing the Test of Time: Kentucky's White Oak Basket Tradition at the Kentucky Museum
Photo of basket maker Gin Petty by Nicole Musgrave
Thank you to all who made the White Oak Gathering and the opening reception of Standing the test of time: Kentucky's White Oak Basket Tradition a success! The exhibit celebrating this living tradition runs through January 31st, 2017 at the Kentucky Museum.
Leona Waddell at 2016 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert
This past week, Cub Run, Kentucky's own Leona Waddell was honored at the NEA National Heritage Fellowships concert and award ceremony in Washington D.C. If you're interested in viewing the concert online, visit the NEA'S webcast.
Updates on the Bosnian Oral History Project
Photo of Senida Husic by Virginia Siegel
Over the past year the Kentucky Folklife Program, in partnership with Western Kentucky University's Department of Anthropology and Folk Studies, has been working to document the experiences and traditions of Bowling Green's rich and vibrant Bosnian population. We've collaborated with members of the Bosnian American community in Bowling Green to help carry out this Bosnian Oral History Project. For those of you who are attending the American Folklore Society's Annual Meeting in Miami and want to learn more about the project, we will be hosting a forum on Friday, October 21st. In the meantime, check out this short video that KFP's Folklife Specialist Virginia Siegel created from fieldwork we conducted with Senida Husic. Be sure to check our website and social media for more updates on the project and for glimpses of our continuing fieldwork.
Help us build #kyfolklife
We are hoping to spread the use of the hashtag "#kyfolklife" so that we can build a network that allows people to share their Kentucky traditions with others through social media. You can help us out by sharing pictures or words about Kentucky folklife and by tagging them with "#kyfolklife."