Join Us to Discuss Cultural Traditions
Launching this fall, the Center for Washington Cultural Traditions will be Washington State’s new folklife and traditional arts program.
What is folklife, and what are traditional arts? They are activities and objects that are inseparable from a cultural community. They are expressions of people’s heritage and help tell their story: foods, occupations, crafts, traditional medicine, storytelling, music, and more.
The Center will support tradition bearers throughout the state, interpret the state’s rich cultural heritage, conduct meaningful research, and create a range of innovative media and programming.
We would love your input on the Center’s development! Join us at one of our FREE community meetings across the state this summer and fall to:
- Learn about the development of the Center, and plans for its future.
- Learn about networks supporting Washington communities’ heritage.
- Discuss some of Washington’s many cultural traditions with community leaders, tradition bearers, the Center’s Director.
- Share your ideas and questions.
- Help us create strong partnerships and effective programming that honors our diverse pasts, shared present, and collective future.
No registration is required.
Dates and locations
July 12, 2-4pm, Whatcom Museum Old City Hall
July 13, 2-4pm, Yakima Valley Community Foundation
July 20, 2-4pm, Okanogan PUD Meeting Room
July 21, 10:30am-12:30pm, Wenatchee Public Library
July 24, 10am-noon, Port Angeles Main Library
Aug. 23, 10am-noon, Littlefield Celtic Center
Aug. 24, 11am-1pm, Beacon Hill Library
Sept. 7, 3-5pm, Walla Walla Public Library
Sept. 8, 10am-noon, Kennewick Library on Union
Sept. 11, 10am-noon, Clark County Historical Museum
Sept. 13, 2-4pm, Kent Senior Activity Center
Sept. 20, 2-4pm, Olympia Timberland Library
Sept. 21, 2-4pm, Daybreak Star Cultural Center
Oct. 17, 2-4pm, Aberdeen Museum of History
Oct. 26, 3-5pm, Neill Pullman Public Library
Oct. 27, 10am-noon, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture