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A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green

Kulturno naslijeđe: Bosanci u Bowling Green-u

September 29, 2017-May 11, 2019

The Exhibition

A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green   
Exhibit Opening Reception   September 29   5-7PM  

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

Make sure to also check out the online exhibit: New Kentuckians

New Kentuckians was a special exhibit of artwork in the Kentucky Museum's Community Gallery that included forty pieces of children’s artwork and stories created in 2001 from a partnership between the Museum and Parker Bennett’s ESL program. Children from Bosnia, Mexico, Laos, El Salvador, Vietnam and Cambodia chronicled through art and narrative their arrivals to the United States in the 1990s.  On view from August 26, 2017 through February 2, 2017, this exhibit is now available online.  More Information.


Visit the Exhibit’s Online Companion

The digital companion to our exhibit, A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green, is now available to the public at the following web address: kfpbosniaproject.org. You can now view exhibit information and audiovisual content from the exhibit conveniently online. Previously, this content was only made available to visitors to the physical exhibit at the Kentucky Museum, or to anyone who uses the Kentucky Museum mobile app. Keep an eye on the site – more content will be added as the Bowling Green Bosnia Oral History Project grows!



Bosnian-American Heritage Celebration   

May 3, 2019 from 6 to 8 pm

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 Carriedexhibition 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.

Several events were held during A Culture Carried's time at the Kentucky Museum. These included:

  • Walk to Remember Srebrenica Symposium 
  • Walk to Remember Srebrenica Genocide
  • Bosnia Experience Field Trip
  • Gallery Hop feature with Balkan musicians Armin Hasanagic and Sasha Strunjas
  • Bosnian Coffee Demonstration with Senida Husic and Sanida Palavra
  • Community Heritage Day 2017




Bosnians in Kentucky        
Traveling Trunk For Grades K-6

Traveling trunks are free resource kits available for checkout to area educators and homes school-ers. This trunk was designed by students in Dr. Tim Evans' Folklore & Education class. The trunk features an extensive lesson plan with numerous activities and includes a variety of resources: books, maps, music, interviews, lute, coffee set, and much more. For more information and a complete inventory, please visit the Kentucky Museum's Traveling Trunk page. 





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