30th Festival of American Folklife

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The 30th Festival of American Folklife is held June 26-30 and July 3-7 on The Mall. The featured programs are "Working at the Smithsonian," "The American South," and "Iowa-Community Style." The festival celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Smithsonian Institution.


  • Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
  • Sesquicentennial of the Smithsonian Institution (Event)
  • Festival of American Folklife
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Smithsonian Institution Archives, Reference File, "The Torch," June 1996, p. 1, 8.

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


June 26-30 and July 3-7, 1996


  • Folk festivals
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Public programs
  • Entertainers
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Performing arts


  • Iowa
  • Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
  • Southern States

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