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Kentucky Folklife Program

Kentucky luthier Art Mize demonstrates at Kentucky Arts Council's Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2013Thumbpicker Eddie Pennington talks with young musician, Evan TwittySarah Milligan and Louise Jones of the Kentucky Historical Society finalize the transfer of the Kentucky Folklife Program Archives to the Kentucky MuseumWhite oak basketmaker Leona Waddell with one of her baskets. Photo courtesy of Scott Gilbert and Beth Hester

Kentucky luthier Art Mize demonstrates at Kentucky Arts Council's Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2013

Thumbpicker Eddie Pennington talks with young musician, Evan Twitty at Odell Martin Day 2013

Sarah Milligan and Louise Jones of the Kentucky Historical Society finalize the transfer of the KFP Archives to the Kentucky Museum

White oak basketmaker Leona Waddell with one of her baskets. Photo courtesy of Scott Gilbert and Beth Hester

Kentucky Folklife Program

 

For over 20 years, the Kentucky Folklife Program has been dedicated to the mission of identifying, documenting, and conserving the diverse traditional culture and heritage of the Commonwealth.

Now housed at Western Kentucky University, Kentucky Folklife Program will stay focused on practical folklife and traditional arts projects currently in production at the same time that we continue to understand the evolving needs of local constituents throughout Kentucky who have a crucial stake in documenting the intimate folk traditions of their regions. With this new vantage point at WKU the KFP will also begin exploring exciting and innovative partnership opportunities with other universities across the nation involved in hosting folklife programs.

The Kentucky Folklife Program is partnered with the Allen County Folklife and Oral History Project, the Kentucky Arts Council, and the Kentucky Historical Society.

 

For more information, visit our website, www.kentuckyfolklife.org.

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Brent Bjorkman  Brent Björkman

  Director

  brent.bjorkman@wku.edu

  (270) 745-6261

  Nicole Musgrave

  Graduate Assistant                                        

  nicole.p.musgrave@gmail.com

 

                                   Virginia Siegel

                                   Folklife Specialist

                                   virginia.siegel@wku.edu

                                   (270) 745-4133

 

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