Metal Workers and Community Members Enjoy Hammer in 2021

Hundreds of visitors came to the Kentucky Museum on Saturday, October 16 for Hammer In 2021. Joined by the Kentucky Forge Council, the Society for Inclusive Blacksmiths, various local metal workers and WKU Folk Studies Grad Students, this free event brought out anyone interested in Metal Workers and gave visitors a great chance to check … Continue reading Metal Workers and Community Members Enjoy Hammer in 2021

See artists Alice Gatewood Waddell & Mike Nichols talk about Jonesville Fresco in Kentucky Museum lobby

Artists Alice Gatewood Waddell and Mike Nichols talked about their Jonesville Fresco Mural Project in the Kentucky Museum Lobby. The artists talk about what the project meant to them, the history of Jonesville and the process of creating the mural. Check out a recording of the talk below! https://youtu.be/EUEks2k8K0w

KFP hosts “Chattin’ On the Porch” Narrative Stage at the Horse Cave Heritage Festival

The Kentucky Folklife Program had a great time at the Horse Cave Heritage Festival on Saturday, despite a rainy start. We hosted a narrative stage featuring a bbq sauce demonstration by Barry Locke, Jammin' on the Porch with local musicians Tony, Jimmy, Reggie and friends. The last half of the day we talked about 4-H … Continue reading KFP hosts “Chattin’ On the Porch” Narrative Stage at the Horse Cave Heritage Festival

KFP Pays a Visit to Leona Waddell

Kentucky Folklife Program Director Brent Bjorkman paid a visit to Kentucky White Oak Basketmaker Leona Waddell last week at her home in Cecelia, Kentucky.  For over 20 years, Bjorkman and the KFP team have been intimately connected to the basketmaking community of South Central Kentucky (the Hart, Edmonson and surrounding county area) documenting this internationally-known … Continue reading KFP Pays a Visit to Leona Waddell

KFP Documents the 24th annual White Oak Basket Contest at the Hart County Fair

On Saturday July 3rd, the Kentucky Folklife Program continued its tradition of documenting the 24th annual White Oak Basket Contest at the Hart County Fair.  The White Oak Basket Contest began in 1998 when  Dr. James Middleton, a Hart county resident and physician, was approached by local attorney Charlie Williams who suggested there be a … Continue reading KFP Documents the 24th annual White Oak Basket Contest at the Hart County Fair

Kentucky Folklife Program Debuts Legacy Project Zine Draft

The Kentucky Folklife Program is excited to share the draft zine that will accompany the ongoing Musical Legacy Project. This zine has been the project of Brielle Freeman, who is an undergraduate student at Western Kentucky University. The zine will focus on showing how the music scene of Southcentral Kentucky, and specifically gig culture, has … Continue reading Kentucky Folklife Program Debuts Legacy Project Zine Draft

Kentucky Folklife Program Partners with Bosnian Community for Symposium

This past Saturday, the Kentucky Folklife Program was honored to partner with the Bosnian Community of Bowling Green, the Kentucky Museum, and the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology for the Remembering Srebrenica Symposium. The symposium featured a history of the war presented by Arnela Zukic, followed by a screening of the Oscar-nominated film, "Quo … Continue reading Kentucky Folklife Program Partners with Bosnian Community for Symposium

Kentucky Folklife Program to Co-Host Remembering Srebrenica Symposium

This Saturday July 10th Bowling Green’s Bosnian Community, along with WKU partners the Kentucky Folklife Program, Kentucky Museum, and Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology, will again be hosting the Remembering Srebrenica Symposium at the Auditorium at Jody Richards Hall/MMTH 166.  Parking will be available at the Mimosa Lot, adjacent to Gary Ransdell Hall across Normal Street … Continue reading Kentucky Folklife Program to Co-Host Remembering Srebrenica Symposium

Kentucky Folklife Program to Attend Split White Oak Basket Contest

Tomorrow, Saturday July 3rd, the Kentucky Folklife Program will be attending the Split White Oak Basket Contest at the Hart County Fair.  The contest was founded by Dr. James Middleton, who invited KFP on a split white oak harvest trip this past May. Come join the fun as basketmakers and basket enthusiasts gather to share knowledge … Continue reading Kentucky Folklife Program to Attend Split White Oak Basket Contest