Kansas Folklore Society Stuff
listening to folk music at PT's Coffee House Max Yoho shares about his cat Jim Hoy sings of the joys of Kansas homesteading Below, Topeka's most eligible bachelor!

Kyler Carpenter plays and sings his own compositions
Max and Jim play "Buffalo Gals" Liz Nichols plays an Indian flute Liz explains more about her flute Friday night, May 2, 2003: Kansas Folklore Society's first event was informal Folk Music at PT's Coffee House.
Kansas Folklore Society's annual conference was held this year in Topeka. Workshop topics included these presentations: Food and Sex, Kitchen Songs, Food and Culture, Journaling, Family Stories, Family Receipes, and a Sharing session. Presentors included Thomas Fox Averill, Kelly and Diana Werts, Dr. Karen Field, Lisa Steley and Kate Williams, Priscilla Howe, Madeline Matson, and Celia Daniels.
folklor enthusiasts listen to the Werts Kelly and Diana blend their voices Kelly shows off his homemade cigarbox fiddle Kelly and Diana play a jig Saturday morning, May 3, 2003: Kelly and Diana Werts share traditional Kansas folk music at Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas

For more information about the Kansas Folklore Society,
email KsFolklore@bigfoot.com
Here are links to:
Kansas Folklore Society membership form
and Kansas Folklore Society web site

See also: MidAmerica Folklife

Greek Festival Stuff

Heartland Orthodox Christian Museum of Topeka sponsored a Greek Festival on Sat., May 3, 2003. Greek foods sold included kabobs, salad and desserts. Greek dancers from the Kansas City area came to share heritage with the Topeka community. The museum's exhibit, "Greek Heritage in the Heartland" A celebration of Greek immigrant faith, history & traditions in Kansas & Missouri, opened that day. More information about the museum, their current exhibit, and upcoming events can be found at their website.
dancers dancers and food tent more dancers note that knives are prominantly worn
head dancer danced with three broken ribs! dancer seen from the back dancers and front entrance to museum Orthodox priest speaks with attendee dancers as seen from the food tent

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