Season’s Greetings!

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The semester’s end is quickly approaching and everyone at the Kentucky Folklife Program would like to wish wish you a ‘Happy Holidays!’ We are looking forward to sharing new events, programs, and more with you in 2018!
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Bosnian Pita Demonstration to be held 11/16

The Kentucky Folklife Program and the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology invite you to join us for a:

Bosnian Pita Demonstration
with Fatima Delic and Nejra Delic

Thursday, November 16th
4:30pm
Confucius Institute Kitchen

Organized by the students of FLK 585 Foodways

Join us as mother-daughter pair Fatima and Nejra Delic prepare pita and discuss the importance of this foodway tradition to Bosnian culture.
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This event is being organized and presented by the WKU Folk Studies FLK 585 Foodways class as part of the programming for our exhibit A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green at the Kentucky Museum. This event is also part of our campus-wide International Year of Bosnia and Herzegovina. No reservations needed. For more info, you can visit our Facebook event page.

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Community Heritage Day this Saturday

Community Heritage Day at the Kentucky Museum will be held this Saturday:

November 4, 2017, 9am – 4 pm

Free Admission to the Kentucky Museum

We invite you to bring a selection of items that are significant to your family or our community story (maximum of five). We’ll be digitizing 2-dimensional items and photographing 3-dimensional items. While supplies last, you will be able to take a digital copy home along with your items on a complimentary flash drive. With your permission, copies will also be included in WKU’s Folklife Archive.

To see a complete schedule of events and learn more, make to sure view the event page on our website and our Facebook page. Hope to see you there!

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Hammer-In this Saturday

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Join us on October 7, 2017 for the Hammer-In at the Kentucky Museum, a free community event celebrating the metal workers’ trade. The event includes demonstrations, classes, exhibits, a narrative stage, and other activities for all ages. For detailed information about the schedule and demonstrators, check out the the Kentucky Museum’s website.  You can also  download the schedule for the day.

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Bosnian Coffee Demo on October 26th, 4:30-6:30pm

The Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology‘s graduate Foodways class, in conjunction with the Kentucky Folklife Program, will be presenting a Bosnian coffee demonstration on Thursday, October 26th from 4:30 – 6:30 pm at the Kentucky Museum (room TBA).

“Making Bosnian coffee is something that you have to learn and…it’s an acquired skill…it’s almost an apprenticeship that your your mom or your parents put you through.” – Senida Husić, 2016

Join us as Senida Husić and Sanida Palavra prepare coffee and discuss the importance of coffee and ćejf to Bosnian culture and tradition.  Special RSVP required for this event.  To RSVP, please fill out the form below:

*** NOTE: This event has passed. The form is no longer available. ***

 

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WKU PBS produces “Behind the Scenes” of “A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green”

by Virginia Siegel / Video courtesy of WKU PBS

As the Kentucky Museum and Kentucky Folklife Program entered the final stages of construction and exhibit preparation, WKU PBS was there to capture it.  WKU PBS will be producing a series of videos on the Bowling Green Bosnian American community and our current exhibit A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green throughout the semester.  This first video is a sneak peak of that footage, and we will add more videos here as they are released.  Many thanks to the WKU PBS team for documenting the hard work that’s gone into our project!

See this video on Facebook.

See this video on Facebook.

“A Culture Carried” Opens Friday

We invite you to join us for the exhibit opening of A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green (Kulturno naslijeđe: Bosanci u Bowling Green-u)

  • Date: Friday, September 29th
  • Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Place: Kentucky Museum

Remarks by President Timothy C. Caboni to begin promptly at 6:00pm.  Our opening reception will include musical performances by Balkan musicians Armin Hasanagic and Sasha Strunjas of Bowling Green. Bosnian-themed refreshments will be provided. IYO Bosnia and Herzegovina t-shirts will be available for $5 (cash or check) for faculty, staff, and community members.

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Horse Cave Heritage Festival a Success

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WKU Folk Studies graduate students Nicole Musgrave and Delainey Bowers interviewing Horse Cave musicians and singers at the narrative stage for Chattin’ on the Porch at the Horse Cave Heritage Festival.
That’s a wrap! Another fantastic year of programs for Chattin’ on the Porch at Horse Cave Heritage Festival. Many thanks to our community partners, including the City of Horse Cave, Kentucky. A huge thanks to the folks that make it happen, the graduate students of WKU Folk Studies! Thanks for making this a fun, successful event!
To see more pictures from the event, make sure to check out the WKU Folk Studies Facebook page.

Horse Cave Heritage Festival this weekend

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We are now just 2 days away from our narrative stage Chattin’ on the Porch at the Horse Cave Heritage Festival.  We will be at the Historic Thomas House Lawn in downtown Horse Cave, Kentucky starting at 11am on Saturday September 16, 2017.  Join us for conversations with long time Horse Cave residents, musicians, farmers, members of the film industry, and even a storyteller! This is one event that you do not want to miss!