Kentucky Folklife Program receives Kentucky History Award for Community Impact

On November 9th, the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) presented the Kentucky Folklife Program, part of the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology at Western Kentucky University (WKU), and the Kentucky Museum with a Kentucky History Award in the category of Community Impact for the exhibit, “A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green.” On display at … Continue reading Kentucky Folklife Program receives Kentucky History Award for Community Impact

Kentucky Folklife Program Accepting Nominations for 2019 Homer Ledford Award

The Kentucky Folklife Program is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Homer Ledford Award through December 5th, 2018. Since 2007, the Kentucky Folklife Program’s Homer Ledford Award has been awarded to Kentucky luthiers who have demonstrated outstanding craftsmanship, a mastery of instrument creation (which includes an ease of playability and set-up for superior sound quality), … Continue reading Kentucky Folklife Program Accepting Nominations for 2019 Homer Ledford Award

Check out the latest Folk Studies and Anthropology Newsletter

The WKU Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology's latest newsletter is available for download. Featuring updates on all the new and exciting things happening in our home department, the newsletter features an article on Kentucky Folklife Program's programming, as well as profiles on last year's outstanding students, including our own Nicole Musgrave!  Click on the … Continue reading Check out the latest Folk Studies and Anthropology Newsletter

Folk Studies and Kentucky Folklife Program Present at Horse Cave Heritage Festival

On Saturday, September 15th, graduate students, faculty, and staff in the WKU Folk Studies Program and Kentucky Folklife Program partnered to produce the Chattin’ on the Porch stage at the Horse Cave Heritage Festival in Horse Cave, Kentucky. A yearly tradition, this event serves as a key opportunity for Folk Studies students to gain fieldwork … Continue reading Folk Studies and Kentucky Folklife Program Present at Horse Cave Heritage Festival

Join us for the Horse Cave Heritage Festival!

We're excited to announce our 2018 line-up for "Chattin' on the Porch" at Horse Cave Heritage Festival!  Join the Kentucky Folklife Program and WKU Folk Studies at Horse Cave Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 15, 2018 for our annual Chattin' on the Porch Narrative Stage.  The stage is located in front of the Historic Thomas … Continue reading Join us for the Horse Cave Heritage Festival!

“A Culture Carried” Dates Extended and Online Exhibit Announced

Extended Exhibit Dates: We proud to announce extended exhibition dates for A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green at the Kentucky Museum. Open since September 29, 2017, this exhibit is now extended to May 11, 2019. If you have not had the opportunity to visit, make sure to stop by! This exhibit is produced by … Continue reading “A Culture Carried” Dates Extended and Online Exhibit Announced

WKU’s Library Special Collections granted accreditation by KOHC

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