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New York Folklore Society
The New York Folklore Society, a statewide not-for-profit service organization based in Schenectady, was founded in 1944, with a strong membership base among people interested in folklore. The Society and its journal, Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore, give back to the community the folklore collected by scholars and lay people throughout the state. As folklore developed as an academic discipline in the 1960s and 70s, and with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council for the Arts in the mid 1980s, arts councils, historical societies, libraries, and museums started hiring folklorists and other cultural specialists to research and present in public settings the folk arts and traditional ways of life of their communities. With a dynamic new constituency to serve, the NYFS strengthened its connections with folklorists, folk artists, folk arts enthusiasts, and people working in other areas of arts and culture. The business office in Schenectady is also home to the NYFS's Gallery of New York Artists. More than 100 New York State based artists represent a wide range of heritages, traditions, ethnicities and nationalities. The artists work includes Adirondack wood carvings, African beadwork, original and traditional music from the Adirondacks; Irish, Latino, Catskill and Native American stories and music on CD's and in books; hand turned wood bowls, toys and utensils; hand-crafted cotton and wool woven rugs, children's garments; copper and Catskill bluestone lanterns and much more. ...visit us for more.
New York Folklore Society
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New York offers a wide range of historical interest, some of these areas include:
• Art Museums, Galleries, Theatre, Arts & Crafts
• Erie Canalway Heritage
• Native American Culture
• Heritage Museums, Sites, Markers & Religious Revitalization
• Underground Railroad & Abolition
• Women's Rights & Heritage
• Agriculture - Food & Farms
• Tourism Related Venues

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