Basket Demo at Mammoth Cave

We're here at the Mammoth Cave Visitor Center until 3:00 for a basketmaking demonstration with local makers. Come on out! from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2gDvUlI

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Basket Demonstration December 4th

Join us this Sunday, Dec. 4th for a White Oak Basketmaking Demonstration at the Mammoth Cave National Park Visitor Center from 12-3pm. We're pleased to have white oak basketmakers Scott Gilbert and Beth Hester along with willow and honeysuckle basketmakers Charles, Charlene, and Brandon Long joining us to talk about their craft. This is a … Continue reading Basket Demonstration December 4th

“Ranger Lore” Videos Uploaded to YouTube Channel

As we approach the end of the academic school year, Graduate Assistant Hannah Davis is in the process of sharing more "Ranger Lore" content with the public. Visit our YouTube channel to see full-length interviews with rangers and guides at Mammoth Cave National Park. As the National Park Service celebrates its centennial in 2016, this project aims to document and … Continue reading “Ranger Lore” Videos Uploaded to YouTube Channel

“Ranger Lore” Now Accessible to Public

In 2013, Björkman and Jon Kay of Traditional Arts Indiana were awarded the Archie Green Fellowship from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. This fellowship is awarded each year to select projects dedicated to occupational folklore research. Björkman and Kay’s project, Ranger Lore: The Occupational Folklife of Parks, focuses on the lives … Continue reading “Ranger Lore” Now Accessible to Public

Basketmaking in South Central Kentucky Narrative Stage

This event has been rescheduled for Tuesday, August 4, at 7:30 p.m. Hope to see you there! Basketmaking is one of the most longstanding and vibrant traditional art forms in the Mammoth Cave region. Although most baskets in South Central Kentucky are made of white oak, other basketmaking traditions exist as well, such as willow and honeysuckle. … Continue reading Basketmaking in South Central Kentucky Narrative Stage

KFP Partnering with Mammoth Cave National Park for Summer Survey

The Kentucky Folklife Program is partnering with Mammoth Cave National Park for a special summer-long, National Endowment for the Arts-sponsored project, titled Folklorist in the Park. The Kentucky Folklife Program has hired Josh Chrysler, a recent graduate from WKU’s Folk Studies master’s program, to work as the Folklorist in the Park. This will be done through ethnographic … Continue reading KFP Partnering with Mammoth Cave National Park for Summer Survey