From the archives: Gary Puckett speaks at the Kentucky Folklife Program’s narrative stage “Chattin’ on the Porch” about southern gospel music at the 2015 Horse Cave Heritage Festival. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the festival this year in downtown Horse Cave on 9/16! “Chattin’ on the Porch” will start at 11 AM. #tbt … Continue reading From the Archives: Horse Cave Heritage Festival
From the archives: Irene Moore of Jackson County, #KY displays a selection of her canned goods at the 1997 Kentucky Folklife Festival. Canning has been an important mode of food preservation for many of Kentucky's people, and it continues to be a vibrant tradition today. To read the poem "Canning Memories" by Frank X Walker, … Continue reading From the Archives: Canning
Fried pies for Pi Day! Sheila Burd from Horse Cave, #KY demonstrating how to make fried pies from our narrative stage at last year's Horse Cave Heritage Festival. Burd told us a story about selling fried pies to pay for her daughter's wedding dress: "I got up every morning at about 4:30 – and I … Continue reading From the Archives: Fried pies for Pi Day!
From the Archives: Celebrating women's creativity and craft. Kentucky has a rich tradition of quilting along with other needlework and fiber-based crafts. Quilting bees are often an important way for women to build community and to express cultural values. Photo circa 1997. #internationalwomensday #kyfolklife #quilting #ky #quiltingbee #materialculture from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2lYPBnk
From the Archives: Juana, an indigenous Mayan from #guatemala, displays a tela that she created. The tela is a style of traditional dress of the Quiche people which is sewn from woven cotton and wool. Juana continues creating these embroidered garments here in #kentucky because they are part of her cultural identity and artistic expression. … Continue reading From the Archives
From the archives: La'Ketta Caldwell and her sister perform a hand clapping song for a KFP fieldworker in West Paducah, KY in 1990. #kyfolklife #paducah #blackhistorymonth #folkgames
From the archives: Senida Husic and her family cooking up a pot of kupus in their Bowling Green, KY home. Husic described: "The part of [Bosnia] where my family is from, the stew is called 'kupus' which is essentially just 'cabbage'. There are different variations of how it's made, family to family, but mostly it's … Continue reading From the Archives: Kupus