First Festival of American Folklife Held

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Summary

The first Festival of American Folklife is held on the National Mall. The festivals are intended to present American and foreign craftsmen and musicians and dancers. Some of the Festival features included basket weavers, pottery, makers, woodworkers, carvers, doll makers, needleworkers, tale tellers, boat builders, and folk singers, dancers, and musicians.

Subject

  • Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
  • Festival of American Folklife
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1967. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1967, p. 31-36.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1968. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1968, p. 71-74.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 1, "The Torch," July 1967, p. 1.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 2, "The Torch," February 1977, p. 1.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7098, "S. Dillon Ripley Chronology."

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

July 1-4, 1967

Topic

  • Firsts
  • New Programs
  • Folk festivals
  • Public programs
  • Entertainers
  • Major Events in Smithsonian History
  • Performing arts

Place

Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)

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