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What's Happening at the American Folklife Center

Throughout the year, the Center sponsors workshops, lectures, exhibits, concerts, and conferences (on its own and in cooperation with other Library of Congress offices and outside agencies) in order to educate the American people about the importance of their own cultural traditions and the traditions of others. All events are free and do not require tickets unless otherwise noted.

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2016 Events






Nov. 1 through Jan. 2, 2016 Daily through Jan. 2 Exhibit: Celebrating Jean Ritchie and Kentucky’s Folksong Legacy: Kentucky-born Jean Ritchie was a key figure in the development of the folksong revival in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s.  The exhibit displays items that document the growth of the folksong revival and the important contributions of other performers from Kentucky.  South Hall, Thomas Jefferson Building (first floor)


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Past Events

Find descriptions and webcasts of past American Folklife Center events, including Botkin Lectures, Civil Rights History Events, Homegrown Concerts, and Symposia.

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