Thursday, January 13
Keenan our talented song-writing guitarist will take you on a musical trail of historical times in Kansas
Jim Hoy from the Kansas Humanities Council also presents:
The customs, traditions, stories, crafts and songs of our folklore both bind us to our neighbors and distinguish us from them. Delve into the wealth of Kansas Folklore and discover Kansas’ occupational, ethnic and regional cultures.
This program is part of the Kansas Humanities Council’s Kansas 150 Speakers Bureau commemorating the Kansas sesquicentennial.
Jim Hoy is a professor of English and director of the Center for Great Plains Studies at Emporia State University. He is an authority on the folklife of ranching, a topic on which he has lectured throughout the world. Hoy’s publications include ten books and over 100 articles, and he is co-author of Plains Folk, a syndicated newspaper column.
“Kansas is rich in folklore,” observed Hoy. “Many well known folksongs either originated here or had a Kansas version, while the various regions of the state have all produced a distinctive folklife.”
Home on the Range: Kansas Folklore is part of the Kansas Humanities Council’s Kansas 150 Speakers Bureau commemorating the Kansas sesquicentennial. The special edition Speakers Bureau features presentations and discussions about Kansas and what it means to be a Kansan over time and across generations.
The Kansas Humanities Council conducts and supports community-based programs, serves as a financial resource through an active grant-making program, and encourages Kansans to participate in their communities. For more information about KHC programs contact the Kansas Humanities Council at 785/357-0359 or visit online at www.kansashumanities.org.