2017 Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange Launches

 afdf2-19379468_477331129267652_1052626008131239936_nThis weekend, the 2017 Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange (RUX) launches in Lexington, Kentucky.  The press release announcing this year’s cohort from the Bowling Green area is below, but you can download the press release PDF here.  We are excited to serve as a regional host partner for the Bowling Green weekend which will take place in July.  KFP’s Graduate Assistant, Nicole Musgrave, is this year’s intern for RUX.  Nicole be sharing photos and updates from this weekend’s happenings, so make sure to check in for the latest from #kyrux2017 and #kyfolklife.  You can also follow us on our Instagram account @kyfolklife.

Kentucky Rural Urban Exchange 2017 Announcing Cohort Press Release Western Kentucky_Page_1

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Walk to Remember Srebrenica Genocide Events this July

The Kentucky Folklife Program is proud to partner with community organizers in this year’s Walk to Remember Srebrenica Genocide Symposium, which will be held at the Kentucky Museum on July 11, 2017 from 6pm-7pm (Facebook event).  We’d like to thank and acknowledge the key event organizers for inviting us to partner: Denis Hodzic, Senida Husic, Dzenana Kadric, Muamer Razic, and Amer Salihovic.

The theme of this year’s symposium is “A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green.” The title is inspired by an exhibit opening on September 29, 2017 at the Kentucky Museum of the same name (Facebook Event and webpage).  The exhibit, featuring Bosnian culture in Bowling Green, is curated by the Kentucky Folklife Program with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Please note, this educational symposium is part one of a two part event, held in conjunction with the 2017 Walk to Remember Srebrenica Genocide, July 15th, 4pm-6pm, in Circus Square Park, Bowling Green KY (Facebook event).  We invite you to join us for both events!


“A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green”

As part of the Kentucky Folklife Program’s on-going oral history project, the Kentucky Folklife Program is proud to present A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green (Kulturno naslijeđe Bosanci u Bowling Green-u).  Opening on September 29, 2017 at the Kentucky Museum, the exhibit is a partnership with the Bowling Green Bosnia Oral History Project, Kentucky Museum, WKU Department of Folk Studies & Anthropology.  Keep tuned for more information!

Kentucky Museum Bosnia Exhibit poster proof

For more information on the exhibit, visit the exhibit page.

For more information on the Bosnia Oral History Project, click here.

“Not Just A Grocery Store”


Our Graduate Assistant, Nicole Musgrave, made a short film for Dr. Ashley Stinnett’s Visual Anthropology course last semester. The film centers on Jasmine International Grocery Store in Bowling Green, KY, and looks how it provides access to products important to immigrants’ and refugees’ foodways traditions. The film also explores how the store serves as a community center and informal social service center for newcomers to the area. Check out the link to watch the film! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fg0nv-aD3cc