We have officially completed four weeks of the Community Scholars training in Allen County! The 12 soon-to-be Community Scholars have been hard at work interviewing family and community members and developing projects. Since the program’s kick-off in August, Mark Brown of Kentucky Arts Council and the staff of the Kentucky Folklife Program have been meeting with the participants every-other week to delve into the worlds of folklore, oral history, and community research.
This month the Kentucky Arts Council and the Kentucky Folklife Program launched the next step of the 2-year Allen County Folklife and Oral History Project, a Community Scholars program in Allen County. For the next few months KFP and KAC will be training community members to collect, interpret, preserve, and share the culture and traditions of their communities.