A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green

About the Exhibit

Kulturno naslijeđe: Bosanci u Bowling Green-u | September 29, 2017-May 11, 2019

As part of the Kentucky Folklife Program’s on-going oral history project, the Kentucky Folklife Program is proud to present A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green (Kulturno naslijeđe Bosanci u Bowling Green-u) at the Kentucky MuseumOriginally scheduled for a run from September 29, 2017 through June 30, 2018, the exhibit has been extended to May 11, 2019. This exhibit is a partnership with the Bowling Green Bosnia Oral History Project, Kentucky Museum, and WKU Department of Folk Studies & Anthropology.

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Visit the Exhibit’s Online Companion

digitalexhibitbuttonThe digital companion to our exhibit, A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green, is now available to the public at the following web address: kfpbosniaproject.org. You can now view exhibit information and audiovisual content from the exhibit conveniently online. Previously, this content was only made available to visitors to the physical exhibit at the Kentucky Museum, or to anyone who uses the Kentucky Museum mobile app. Keep an eye on the site – more content will be added as the Bowling Green Bosnia Oral History Project grows!


Events and Programming

  • Exhibit Opening – September 29, 2017 from 5-7 PM. Join us from 5-7pm for the exhibit opening reception. This event will include musical performances by Balkan musicians Armin Hasanagic and Sasha Strunjas. WKU’s Office of International Programs is sponsoring Bosnian refreshments, and IYO Bosnia and Herzegovina t-shirts will be for sale ($5 cash or check). Remarks at 6:00pm. RSVP for the Facebook event.
  • Bosnia Experience Field Trip – October 13, 2017 from 9-11 AMThe Kentucky Museum is offering a special field trip focused on Bosnian culture. In addition to touring and exploring the Bosnian exhibit, students will also participate in special enrichment activities. Space is limited. To reserve, please contact Christy.Spurlock@wku.edu or call 270-745-6082
  • Gallery Hop – October 13, 2017 from 5-8 PM. The October Gallery Hop will feature the  A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green and the New Kentuckians exhibits. Balkan musicians Armin Hasanagic and Sasha Strunjas will perform from 5:30-7:30PM.  As always, Gallery Hops are free and open to the public. For more information BG Gallery Hop.
  • Bosnian Coffee Demonstration, RSVP required – October 26, 2017 from 4:30-6:30 PM. The Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology‘s graduate Foodways class, in conjunction with the Kentucky Folklife Program, will be presenting a Bosnian coffee demonstration on Thursday, October 26th from 4:30–6:30 pm in the Kentucky Museum’s Garden Gallery. Join us as Senida Husić and Sanida Palavra prepare coffee and discuss the importance of coffee and ćejf to Bosnian culture and tradition.  Special RSVP required for this event. More info here.
  • Bosnian Pita Demonstration – November 16, 2017 from 4:30-6:30 PM. The Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology‘s graduate Foodways class, in conjunction with the Kentucky Folklife Program, will be presenting a Bosnian pita demonstration. Join us as mother-daughter pair Fatima and Nejra Delic prepare pita and discuss the importance of this foodway tradition to Bosnian culture. The Delic family will prepare three different varieties of pita and there will samples for the audience. More info here.
  • Bosnian Coffee Demonstration – March 7, 2018 from 4:00-5:00 PM. The Kentucky Folklife Program will be presenting a Bosnian coffee demonstration on Wednesday, March 7th from 4:00–5:00 pm in WKU’s Faculty House. Join us as Senida Husić, Dženana Kadrić, and Sanida Palavra prepare coffee and discuss the importance of coffee and ćejf to Bosnian culture and tradition. If you missed the November event, this is your chance! More info here.
  • Bosnian Coffee Demonstration – March 19, 2018 from 3:00-6:00 PM (EST). The Kentucky Folklife Program, in partnership with the WKU Elizabethtown – Fort Knox campus, will be presenting a Bosnian coffee demonstration on Monday, March 19th from 3:00–6:00 pm (EST) at on the Elizabethtown campus. Stop by and visit us as Sanida Palavra prepares coffee and discuss the importance of coffee and ćejf to Bosnian culture and tradition.
  • Bosnian Dessert Demonstration – April 25, 2018 from 5:00-6:00 PM. The Kentucky Folklife Program will present a Bosnian dessert demonstration on Wednesday, April 25th from 5:00 – 6:00 pm at WKU’s Confucius Institute Kitchen. Join us as siblings Adina, Sabina, and Senida Husić demonstrate three different desserts, including oblatne, tufahije, and hurmasice. More info here.

Exhibit Sponsors

KFP is proud to have the support of the National Endowment for the Arts and WKU’s International Programs for this exhibit.

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The exhibit and oral history project is also supported by several community partners, including:

 

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