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Bosnian-American Heritage Celebration

  • Date: Friday, May 3rd, 2019
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
Description:

A community gathering to celebrate A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green and share the culture of our Bosnian-American friends.

Join the Kentucky Museum for food, music, stories, and more in honor of our community-curated A Culture Carried exhibition before it closes! Presented in partnership with our exhibit sponsors and contributors, this event will feature Bosnian food, music, and stories that build on the exhibit's success and share the ongoing vibrancy of Bowling Green's Bosnian-American community.

Event is free and open to the public.

 

About A Culture Carried

The Kentucky Folklife Program and the Kentucky Museum are pleased to offer A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green. This exhibit is a partnership with the Kentucky Folklife Program's Bowling Green Bosnia Oral History Project, the Kentucky Museum, and the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology

“Based in a larger part on an ongoing oral history we have been conducting with our Bosnian neighbors, this exhibit is a way for us to share the intimate story of their journey to Bowling Green with museum visitors this year.” said Brent Björkman, Director of the Kentucky Folklife Program and Kentucky Museum. “Our staff is humbled by the way so many have let us into their lives.  This project continues to be a gratifying collaboration and we are looking forward to sharing their story with those in our South-Central Kentucky community and far beyond.”

The exhibit is divided into sections, with each section highlighting a particular theme. The sections include: “From Bosnia to Bowling Green”; “Commemorating Loss”; “Traditional Arts of Bosnians in Bowling Green”; “The Art of the Home”; “Expressions of Faith”; and “A Foot in Two World: Growing up in Bowling Green.”

 

About the Bowling Green Bosnia Oral History Project: In the Fall of 2015, with support from the WKU Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility (now WKU’s Center for Citizenship & Social Justice), the Kentucky Folklife Program began the Bowling Green Bosnian Oral History Project in collaboration with members of Bowling Green’s Bosnian community and faculty from the Department of Folk Studies & Anthropology. This ongoing project documents the stories of Bowling Green’s Bosnian community. For information about the exhibit or to find out more on how you can contribute an oral history to this project, contact us the Kentucky Folklife Program at (270) 745-4133 or kyfolklife@wku.edu


Contact: Tiffany Isselhardt

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