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!
KFP is making the trip to nearby Horse Cave, Kentucky, for their annual fall festival tomorrow, September 19. Dr. Tim Evans’ graduate-level public folklore class will work with us to facilitate six narrative stages and document the festival. Visit the Horse Cave Heritage Festival website for a schedule of events, and stay tuned for students’ photos and videos. Hope you can join us!
The Kentucky Folklife Program and graduate-level public folklore class have collaborated to provide programming for and staff theHorse Cave Heritage Festival for almost ten years. From conducting narrative stages to surveys and interviews, students spend the day practicing the skills they’ve learned in class.
This year, we were excited to help the town celebrate its sesquicentennial. Hoping to capture Horse Cave’s communal story, the Hart County Tourist Commission enlisted our help to collect short video clips to share on www.horsecavestories.com. Stay tuned for updates to the site — new videos will be uploaded soon!
Left: Tim Evans and his student, Katheryn Young, lead a discussion on the narrative stage with local woodcarvers. Right: Later in the day, a visitor looks at the interactive timeline, where festival-goers were invited to share their Horse Cave memories.