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“Most often the living artists of everyday life, people who do not come to the attention of the larger society, and who thus do not attain fame or notoriety, are actually the primary active carriers of culture and are therefore of central importance, whether they come to our attention or not.”
—Barre Toelken, Journal of American Folklore 116 (2003)

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NYFS Funders

The New York Folklore Society’s programs are made possible in part with public funds from :
NYSCA logoThe Folk Arts Program of the New York State Council on the Arts
Additional funding is provided by:
NEA-logo-color150National Endowment for the Arts
Maine Community FoundationThe van Buren Family Fund of the Maine Community Foundation

The William Gundry Broughton Charitable Trust


The Arthur Z. Solomon Charitable Trust

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor logo Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor


New York Council on the Humanities

Stewarts' ShopsStewarts’ Corporation
ibmlogoIBM Corporation
Community Loan Fund of the Greater Capital RegionThe Community Loan Fund of the Greater Capital Region
Rotary Club of SchenectadyThe Rotary Club of Schenectady


Schenectady County Initiative Program
 
Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor logoNew York Folklore Society Wins Grant from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor’s
Heritage Fund
Erie Canalway funding

Left to right: Rep. Paul D. Tonko, (D, NY - 21st Congressional District); Judy Schmidt-Dean, Commission Chair, Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor; Beth Sciumeca, Executive Director, Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor; Lisa Overholser, Folklorist, New York Folklore Society; and Ellen McHale, Executive Director, New York Folklore Society
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission, in partnership with the Erie Canalway Heritage Fund, awarded $43,700 in grants to assist organizations with canal-related education, preservation, and tourism projects. The New York Folklore Society, in partnership with the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse, received $7,000 to present a two-day symposium, Music of the Erie Canal, exploring the connections between the Erie Canal and traditional music in New York State. The symposium will involve panel discussions, musical performances, and the development of a post-symposium interactive website. “The New York Folklore Society is thrilled to be able to partner with the Erie Canal Museum on this project, which wouldn’t have been possible without this support from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor,” said Ellen McHale, Executive Director. “The symposium will uncover distinct musical traditions that have been directly shaped and forged by the Erie Canal. We look forward to bringing these traditions to light.” Read the entire press release here.

Hosted by the Erie Canal Museum and The New York Folklore Society, this 2012 performance-rich program explored the role of music in the history of the Erie Canal, and the influence of the Erie Canal on contemporary musical tradition. This two-day gathering of scholars and musicians showcased musical performance as well as discussion and was made possible with support from the Erie Canal Museum, the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, New York Council for the Humanities, New York State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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