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).
Higher Ground representing Harlan County, KY at the Appalachian Studies Association Conference with their hilarious and moving performance Life is Like a Vapor, a community based theater production based on local oral histories. For more information about Higher Ground and all of their projects, visit their website. #kyfolklife #higherground #kentucky #harlan #harlancounty from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2mL4sWx
"It wasn't the burger so much as it was the sauce." -- Georgia Davis Powers talks about growing up in Louisville, KY, about serving as the first woman and first person of color in KY's State Senate, and about owning a restaurant and coin laundry in this oral history interview led by Nieta Wigginton. Powers … Continue reading Spotlight on: Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Oral History Project