Happy Holidays from the Kentucky Folklife Program! A reminder that Western Kentucky University's campus will be closed from Monday, December 17, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. The Kentucky Folklife Program will also be closed at this time. Have a wonderful holiday season and we'll see you in the new year! Happy New Year!
Giving Tuesday — the annual day when we set aside shopping to remember and support our most cherished causes — is November 27th. Many causes are worthy of support on Giving Tuesday. We’re grateful that you are among the thoughtful group of people who appreciate the powerful and positive impact of the Kentucky Folklfie Program … Continue reading Celebrate Kentucky Folklife on Giving Tuesday
We're excited to share that The A-Frame in Bowling Green is hosting an old time square dance on September 8th! Make sure to come out for this family friendly event! Details from the A-Frame: Community Square Dance -- no partner or experience necessary! Location: A-FRAME – 1229 Center St, Bowling Green, Kentucky Date: Friday, Sept. … Continue reading The A-Frame hosting a Square Dance in Bowling Green
WKU Libraries: Special Collections, our home repository, has been granted accreditation status by the Kentucky Oral History Commission. From the recent press release: Western Kentucky University’s Manuscripts and Folklife Archives, a part of the Department of Library Special Collections, was recently granted accreditation status by the Kentucky Oral History Commission (KOHC). Archives that receive accreditation … Continue reading WKU’s Library Special Collections granted accreditation by KOHC
For the past two years, Nicole Musgrave has served as KFP's graduate assistant here at our home at Western Kentucky University. In that short time, she's accomplished a great deal for KFP, including building the mobile companion to our exhibit, A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green, taking the lead in the planning of events … Continue reading KFP’s Nicole Musgrave Graduates
National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018, including an Art Works grant of $20,000 to the Kentucky Folklife Program at WKU to support the establishment of a Kentucky Folklife Network and online magazine. … Continue reading Kentucky Folklife Program to receive $20,000 Art Works grant from NEA
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. Please note, Western Kentucky University (and so the Kentucky Folklife Program) is closed for winter break from December … Continue reading Season’s Greetings and Winter Office Hours
Today is Juneteenth, a day for commemorating the ending of slavery in the US. In Bowling Green, Kentucky, the George Washington Carver Center celebrated over the weekend with a fish fry.
Our Folklife Specialist, Virginia, found a little Kentucky at a Portland, Oregon farmer's market, where a booth was selling "Kentucky Colonel Mint." Even folks in Portland know you need to have fresh mint for those juleps on Derby Day! Have fun celebrating tomorrow!
It's that time of year! Is anyone out there big into mushroom hunting? Photograph via @bigswitchfarm (from Instagram).