Beekeeping in the Mammoth Cave Region Narrative Stage

Please note: The time for this event has been changed from 7:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Early settlers kept bees and used honey to sweeten their food, but beekeeping is still an active and important tradition in the Mammoth Cave region. Join folklorist Josh Chrysler and special guests, Edmonson County beekeepers Sherry Sanders and Nathan Priddy, … Continue reading Beekeeping in the Mammoth Cave Region Narrative Stage

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Quilting in the Mammoth Cave Region Narrative Stage

Quilting is a widespread and dynamic traditional art form that is important both for its utilitarian purposes and its artistic elements. Join Folklorist in the Park Josh Chrysler and special guests Yvonne Campbell, Bessie Crenshaw, and Charlotte Vasquez, local quilters in the Mammoth Cave Region, for a discussion about the importance of quilting in their lives on … Continue reading Quilting in the Mammoth Cave Region Narrative Stage

Basketmaking in South Central Kentucky Narrative Stage

This event has been rescheduled for Tuesday, August 4, at 7:30 p.m. Hope to see you there! Basketmaking is one of the most longstanding and vibrant traditional art forms in the Mammoth Cave region. Although most baskets in South Central Kentucky are made of white oak, other basketmaking traditions exist as well, such as willow and honeysuckle. … Continue reading Basketmaking in South Central Kentucky Narrative Stage

Hunters and their Dogs in the Mammoth Cave Region

Hunters in the Mammoth Cave region of south-central Kentucky have been training dogs to aid in hunting for generations. Different game requires different breeds of dogs that are specifically bred and trained for their unique hunting and tracking skills. Join Folklorist-in-the-Park Josh Chrysler and special guests, John Meredith, a rabbit hunter and his Beagle; Tommy … Continue reading Hunters and their Dogs in the Mammoth Cave Region

KFP Partnering with Mammoth Cave National Park for Summer Survey

The Kentucky Folklife Program is partnering with Mammoth Cave National Park for a special summer-long, National Endowment for the Arts-sponsored project, titled Folklorist in the Park. The Kentucky Folklife Program has hired Josh Chrysler, a recent graduate from WKU’s Folk Studies master’s program, to work as the Folklorist in the Park. This will be done through ethnographic … Continue reading KFP Partnering with Mammoth Cave National Park for Summer Survey