Louisiana Folklore Society News
June 4 Proclaimed as Louisiana Folklife Day!

DARDENNE PROCLAIMS JUNE 4 AS LOUISIANA FOLKLIFE DAY Lt Governor Jay Dardenne has proclaimed Wednesday, June 4 as Louisiana Folklife Day to recognize the importance of Louisiana’s living traditions. Louisiana is celebrated worldwide for its unique traditions as reflected in … Continue reading

LFS Board Member Joshua Caffery receives Alan Lomax Fellowship

Louisiana Folklore Society Board Member Dr. Joshua Caffery has been awarded the prestigious Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies by the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. Caffery is the first high school teacher and the first U.S. … Continue reading

Two LFS Members Among Filmmaker Awards Winners

Louisiana Folklore Society members Conni Castille and John Sharp are among the 2012 Louisiana Filmmaker awards recipients as announced by Louisiana Entertainment. Conni Castille applied her grant to complete T-Galop: A Louisiana Horse Story, a full-length documentary on Louisiana cowboy … Continue reading

Expanding the LA Music Collection

The Louisiana State Museum – Expanding the Louisiana Music Collection The Louisiana State Museum is actively collecting artifacts in order to expand its musical holdings to encompass the full breadth of Louisiana’s musical heritage.  The Louisiana State Museum houses, exhibits … Continue reading