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Summary

The seventeenth annual Festival of American Folklife features the traditional culture of the state of New Jersey, the folk traditions of France and French-American communities, and the 200th anniversary of manned flight. The second annual National Heritage Fellowships are awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts to sixteen musicians and crafts people, and the exhibition in the National Museum of American History highlights the accomplishments of these recipients.

Subject

  • National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Heritage Fellowships
  • Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
  • Festival of American Folklife

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1983. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1984, p. 396.

Contact information

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

Date

June 23, 1983

Topic

  • Festivals
  • Awards
  • Hot air balloons
  • Manned flight
  • Folk festivals
  • Public programs
  • Entertainers
  • French Americans
  • Performing arts

Place

  • Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
  • France
  • New Jersey

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