Posted on Tue Nov 19, 2013
“Stories from Deep in the Heart” is an award-winning in depth folklore and audio documentary training for Austin and Central Texas high public school students and teachers. Participants create short, broadcast quality audio documentaries on the stories, folklore, arts and traditions of their families and communities. Participants are teachers and students from schools identified by AISD and...
Posted on Fri Feb 27, 2015
I am proud to announce that I have been selected as a recipient for a 2015 Community Research Grant from The Humanities Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. This fall I will work with a UT humanities faculty member and access the University's archival and library holdings to do research related to Texas music recordings. This project will help advance Texas Folklife's...
Posted on Mon Feb 2, 2015
On Thursday, February 26th, seventh grade students from Jennie Tidwell’s English Language Arts class at Grisham Middle School will hold a Listening Party to present audio documentaries created in partnership with Marcelo Teson, a lead instructor for Stories from Deep in the Heart, a Project of Texas Folklife. Texas Folklife is a non-profit organization “dedicated to preserving and presenting the...
Posted on Fri Oct 10, 2014
Throughout the semester, Jen Karydas's 7th grade class has been working hard with our Stories team to create audio documentaries. Students produced several stories about the stories and traditions of their very own Martin Middle School.
Please join us in the School Library for alistening party where our students will share their audio stories!Light refreshments will be...
Posted on Wed Nov 6, 2013
Texas Folklife is conducting a statewide survey of regional foodways on Family Day Islamic Adventure at the San Antonio Museum of Fine Arts on Saturday November 9th. We invite you to take “a place at the table” and tell us your family’s favorite dishes, or the work that you do to produce food for your family or the market. This is part of a three year project that is now expanding into 29...
Posted on Tue Oct 29, 2013
Texas Folklife fieldworker Julie Ardery recently conducted research at Wursbraten for our Foodways: A Place at the Table program. Check out this year's event! 42nd Annual Wurstbraten
Zion Lutheran Church & SchoolWalburg, Texas
Monday, November 4, 2013Serving 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.Adults $10.00 Children $6.00 (12 & under)Homemade Desserts $2.00Fast and Convenient Drive-Thru Line...
Posted on Tue Oct 15, 2013
Little Thai Food
by Ann Gessler
Much has changed for Little Thai Food trailer owner Aw Jenkins since she left Thailand thirty-seven years ago. Growing up in the small village of Mahasarakham, she and her family worked in the rice paddies, raised water buffalo, and grew papayas and coconuts. Looking back after years of working for Travis County and then in the restaurant industry,...
Posted on Wed Oct 9, 2013
On Tuesday April 2nd I attended Cyril 'Big Chief Iron Horse' Green's funeral in New Orleans.
As Big Chief or leader of the Black Seminoles Mardi Gras Indian tribe, Iron Horse was a well-respected community leader of New Orleans' 8th ward. His use of a wheel-chair earned him his nickname, but Iron Horse didn't let his condition slow him down.
Green was involved...
Posted on Sun Jan 1, 2012
Changing Places: Ranch Gates of the Southwest
by Douglas Manger“The West is everything we want it to be: it is our potential for love and success, it is possibility and imagination. And the fence that defines the boundaries contains us, keeps us from getting lost in all of that possibility, saves us from straying too far from ourselves. I drive through the open gate, into the landscape within.”...
Posted on Thu Mar 22, 2018
In February 2018, Texas Folklife hosted a discussion at Larry’s French Market & Cajun Restaurant about how the organization can support efforts of the community to encourage youth participation in Cajun traditional music. The community discussion touched on three main topics: the reasons behind decline in youth participation in Cajun music in Southeast Texas; comparisons between...