This month we are excited to present the first in a series of monthly blog posts from our Jane Beck Folklife Fellow, archivist Susan Creighton . Between April and December Susan will share insights into her work and interesting things she comes across in the collection. As winter gradually transitions to spring, and inspired by our current on-site exhibit, Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture, this month Susan shares some archival bits related to ice fishing and other winter activities on our frozen lakes.
To mark the 2019 sugaring season we asked legendary English folk singer (and Brattleboro resident) Tony Barrand and his apprentice, Amanda Witman to share a rendition of the classic Vermont folk song, the Vermont Sugar-Maker's Song, also known as Maple Sweet.
Meet our newest trustee, Coventry-based photographer, John Miller.
We received a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the Vermont Cartooning and Culture Project.
Meet our 2019 Jane Beck Folklife Fellow, archivist Susan Creighton.
With the financial support of a fellowship from Brown University, Vermont Folklife Center Executive Director Kathleen Haughey will be on leave until January 2020 in order to complete her dissertation and PhD in ethnomusicology.
This year the Flanders Award for Traditional Vermont Music has been awarded to two musician/scholars: North Bennington, VT native, Matthew Christian and Nora Rodes, a student at the Putney School.
Get excited! In early December the Folklife Center will launch VT Untapped™, its very own podcast. Host Mary Wesley is your guide as you explore Vermont’s people and cultures through the voices of its residents.
A short comic produced by Lucy Wright based on her fieldwork experiences studying traditional dance in the UK. Lucy created it as a part the Culture Through Comics workshop we coordinated at the Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society in Buffalo, NY.