On Our Plates: Behar Cafe


Today was a fun fieldwork day. We popped over to Behar Café to sample their cevapi, burek, & coffee, and to check out some of the food items they carry. Behar is a Bosnian restaurant and grocery in Bowling Green, KY that specializes in cooking and selling items important to Bosnian foodways traditions, such as sausage and pita.

Bosnia Exhibit Update


Yesterday, @wku photographer Clinton Lewis stopped by to photograph the Husic family’s ćilim. The woven rug will be part of the upcoming exhibit, A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green, set to open September 29th at the Kentucky Museum.

Update on the Bosnian Project


Nermin Peimanovic showing off his son’s Bosnian fez along with socks that were knitted for him by his Grandmother. We’re happy to say these items will be featured in the upcoming exhibit, A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green. This exhibit will open this fall at the Kentucky Museum and is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

From the Archives: Kupus


From the archives: Senida Husic and her family cooking up a pot of kupus in their Bowling Green, KY home. Husic described: “The part of [Bosnia] where my family is from, the stew is called ‘kupus’ which is essentially just ‘cabbage’. There are different variations of how it’s made, family to family, but mostly it’s referred to as kupus.”

KFP presents Bosnia Project in Miami, FL


We were in Miami, FL last week for the annual meeting of the American Folklore Society where we led a discussion about our ongoing project with the Bosnian community in Bowling Green. KFP staff Brent Björkman and Virginia Siegel along with WKU Folk Studies faculty Ann Ferrell and Kate Horigan represented the team in Miami. Here, Ferrell, Horigan, and Siegel discuss fieldwork plans in one of the initial project meetings. #kyfolklife #kentucky #bowlinggreen #bosnia #afsam16 from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2eChzai

October Newsletter – Read and Subscribe!


Check out our latest newsletter here. Highlights from the newsletter:

  • KFP’s upcoming Hammer-In to take place this Saturday at the Kentucky Museum
  • KFP’s Log Cabin Old-Time Jam to be held on October 27th from 7-9pm
  • KFP featured in the Journal of Folklore and Education
  • Updates on the Kentucky Museum exhibition Standing the Test of Time: Kentucky’s White Oak Basket Tradition, now open at the Kentucky Museum
  • Hart County’s Leona Waddell honored as an NEA National Heritage Fellow
  • Updates on KFP’s Bosnia Oral History Project
  • Join us in celebrating Kentucky folklife by using the hashtag #kyfolklife in your social media posts celebrating traditional arts and folklife throughout the Commonwealth.

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