1981 Folklife Festival Held in Summer

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After four years of being held in October, the Festival of American Folklife is held for two weeks during the summer, June 24-July 6, 1981. The festival featured South-Slavic Americans, the American tent show, adobe architecture, traditional American music, folklore of the deaf, and Native Americans of the Upper Midwest.


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


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, "The Torch," February 1981, p. 2.

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June 24, 1981


  • Deafness
  • Slavic Americans
  • Slavs
  • Architecture
  • Historians
  • Folk festivals
  • Public programs
  • Entertainers
  • Dwellings
  • Performing arts
  • Indians of North America
  • Adobe houses


  • United States
  • Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)


Cultural expressionism

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