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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.


Walk To Remember Srebrenica Symposium (Part One)

July 11    6-7 PM

Held in the Kentucky Room of the Kentucky Museum, the theme of this year's symposium is "A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green." Please note, this educational symposium is part one of a two-part event (see below), held in conjunction with the 2017 Walk to Remember Srebrenica Genocide. For more information, Kentucky Folklife Program. 

Walk to Remember Srebrenica Genocide (Part Two)

July 15 4-6 PM  
601 State Street Circus Square Park 

Please join us in this walk to remember in downtown Bowling Green. For more information, Kentucky Folklife Program. 

Bosnia Experience Field Trip   

October 13    9-11 AM

The Kentucky Museum is offering a special field trip focused on Bosnian culture. In addition to touring and exploring the Bosnian exhibit, students will also participate in special enrichment activities. Space is limited. To reserve, please contact Christy.Spurlock@wku.edu or call 270-745-6082

Gallery Hop   

October 13   5-8 PM

The October Gallery Hop will feature the  A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green and the New Kentuckians exhibits. Balkan musicians Armin Hasanagic and Sasha Strunjas will perform from 5:30-7:30PM.  As always, Gallery Hops are free and open to the public. For more informationBG Gallery Hop.

Bosnian Coffee Demonstration, RSVP required

October 26   4:30-6:30 PM

The Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology‘s graduate Foodways class, in conjunction with the Kentucky Folklife Program, will be presenting a Bosnian coffee demonstration on Thursday, October 26th from 4:30–6:30 pm at the Kentucky Museum (room TBA). Join us as Senida Husić and Sanida Palavra prepare coffee and discuss the importance of coffee and ćejf to Bosnian culture and tradition.  Special RSVP required for this event. To RSVP, fill out KFP's online form.

Community Heritage Day     

November 4  9 AM - 4 PM

Do you have historical photographs or documents you would like to preserve? Learn more about? Join us for a community digitization event. We invite you to bring a selection of items that are significant to your family or our community story.  We'll be digitizing 2-dimensional items and photographing 3-dimensional items. Free and open to the public. Share a part of your family story! For more information, Kentucky Folklife Program. 




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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