This year’s Discovering Community Summer Institute for Educators was held at The Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury. Faculty included Discovering Community educators Trish Denton and Mary Wesley, VFC’s Archivist Andy Kolovos, and visiting scholar West Virginia State Folklorist Emily Hilliard. With the support of a handful of key community members, we were able to weave together a wonderful, place-based program to discover the unique community that is St. Johnsbury today.
The Vermont Folklife Center is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Vermont Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. For over twenty-five years this program has supported master artists in the teaching and passing along of their knowledge and artistry.
This month Jane Beck Folklife Fellow, archivist Susan Creighton highlights several collections about LGBTQ experiences in Vermont, as part of June’s Pride Month celebrations.
This month Jane Beck Folklife Fellow, archivist Susan Creighton discusses the Martha Pellerin Collection of Franco-American Song, as well as other Franco-American song materials in our archives.
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.
Greg’s family has prepared a obituary to honor him. They invite you to join them for a memorial at the Pittsford Congregational Church on July 28, 2018 at 3:00pm. A potluck meal will follow the service. Please contact the Vermont Folklife Center with any questions.
The Vermont Folklife Center board and staff are deeply saddened to share the news of the passing of long-time staff member, Greg Sharrow. Greg was a beloved friend and colleague, and a driving, innovative force at the Center for over 30 years. He will be sorely missed. We invite you to read more about Greg's legacy: