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An interning folklorist in the field: documenting art cars in Kentucky.

Kentucky Art Car Weekend

Just before finishing up her hours as an intern here at KHS, Folklife Intern Jenn Jameson visited Louisville to document the unique tradition of art cars. With fellow folklorist Joseph O’Connell, she shares the end product of a few hours doing fieldwork for the Kentucky Folklife Program.

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The Kentucky Folklife Program is an inter agency program of the Kentucky Arts Council and the Kentucky Historical Society.

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On the byway again, part 3–better late to post than never!

“…a community’s shared aesthetic for how they decorate outdoors.”

It has been a few days since our last blog about our trip to the National Scenic Byways Conference.  We did finally make it to Minneapolis and we did it all on “Blue Highways” except the last 2 miles on I-94 that brought us to our hotel.

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The Kentucky Folklife Program is an inter agency program of the Kentucky Arts Council and the Kentucky Historical Society.

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On the byway again, Pt. 2–a little overdue!

"The site of Fort Sackville..."

If you read my last blog you will know that my wife, Janet, and I are exploring National Scenic Byways on our way to the National Scenic Byways Conference in Minnesota. We started out yesterday from Frankfort, KY heading west on Route 60. While Route 60 is not a designated Scenic Byway, I think it should be. There is a lot to see on 60 including the fairgrounds in Shelbyville where they have the annual Saddlebred horse show and the giant sausage outside of the Parnell’s plant in Simpsonville.

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The Kentucky Folklife Program is an inter-agency program of the Kentucky Arts Council and the Kentucky Historical society.

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On the byway again

Ready to hit the road

Crazy is a word I woke up to this morning at 5:00 A.M. Crazy as in “I must be crazy to do this” or to quote Mel Brooks in Blazing Saddles, “this just might be crazy enough to work.”  Anyway, my “crazy” challenge is to do one of my infamous road trips where I extend a conference trip into a family vacation.  Such as driving to New York City for a National Association for State Arts Agency (the other NASAA) and finishing the trip with a family drive through upstate New York and Niagara Falls. My family has taken these kind of trips with me so often that my kids think it is the only way to do a vacation.  They work for me.  There is the fun of exploring and the exquisite joy you feel of finally delivering your paper at a conference, allowing you to be mentally free to enjoy the rest of your trip.

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The Kentucky Folklife Program is an inter-agency program of the Kentucky Arts Council and the Kentucky Historical Society

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We have a winner!

L. Scott Miller won the 2010 Grand Master Fiddler Traditional Championship on October 2, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee, which is held in conjunction with the IBMA Bluegrass Fan Fest.  The Grand Master Fiddler Traditional Championship is designed to recognize fiddlers who play a fiddling style outside the recognized U.S. “contest” or “Texas” styles, or Canadian “contest” styles. The award is called the Robert C. Byrd Memorial Award in honor of the late fiddling Senator Robert Byrd from West Virginia.

Click here to read more: www.historyburgoo.com. This is a post of the Kentucky Folklife Program, an interagency program of the Kentucky Arts Council and the Kentucky Historical Society.

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