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Kentucky Folklife Program - Projects


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Horse Cave Heritage Festival

For the last three years the Kentucky Folklife Program has worked with Dr. TIm Evans' Public Folklore graduate class to facilitate the narrative stage "Chattin' on the Front Porch" at the annual Horse Cave Heritage Festival in Horse Cave, Kentucky.


Ranger Lore: The Occupational Folklife of Parks

KFP Director, Brent Björkman and Traditional Art Indiana Director, Jon Kay have been awarded a 2013 Archie Green Fellowship from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress for their project, Ranger Lore: The Occupational Folklife of Parks, focusing on the lives and work of National and State Park rangers in Indiana and Kentucky.  Brent's work will be with park rangers at Mammoth Cave National Park.


Weaving Community: The White Oak Basket Makers of Central Kentucky

With funding from a recent NEA Art Works grant, the KFP is creating a traveling exhibit panel series that will feature the White Oak Basketmaking tradition.  

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