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Sustainability Festival: September 11-13th

Preserve     *   Adapt    *   Grow

Sustainability Weekend is a holistic, hands-on festival approach for people interested in sustainable practices of all stripes. This festival has components in: architecture/historic preservation and energy efficient building, prairie and land heritage, homesteading practices & cultural sustainability with old-time music and dance calling workshops. Lay the logs of the historic Aslak Lie Cabin for an afternoon, take an old-time guitar/fiddle/banjo/harmonica lesson or learn more about beekeeping or how to call a simple dance; take a tour of The Underhill House and wind down at night with a stunning Farm to Table Dinner from Circle M Farm. Save some energy for the nightly square dances~ Caller Dot Kent and The Ozark Highballers from AR will have you dizzy and howling at the moon! Get the details (plus schedule and registration form) HERE.

Our Annual Report for 2014 is now available

Hover over the CONTRIBUTE button above, or use this direct link:  2014 Annual Report

 

BMO Harris Bank Awards "Folklife...Your Life" School Program

BMO Harris Bank has generously awarded Folklore Village's long-standing school program, "Folklife...Your Life," with a grant to fund 2015 programs for elementary age students and to assist those schools whose budgets would not normally allow participation in the program. "Folklife...Your Life" centers on enriching lives with the appreciation of tradition and heritage. Folklore Village founder Jane Farwell first started the school program by bringing international folk dances into Iowa County schools. The program provides fun and engaging activities such as arts and crafts, games in the Wakefield Schoolhouse, prairie education, international folk dance and international folk music, all designed to highlight and celebrate traditions, family, community, land heritage and the way we live our lives. It encourages children to value their own cultural traditons as well as traditions different than their own, and to recognize these folk traditions in their day to day lives. A sincere thank-you to BMO Harris Bank for continuing to support, once again, the students and schools who particpate in this unique program.

 

 

 

CONTACT: 3210 CTY BB Dodgeville WI  53533  608-924-4000   staff@folklorevillage.org