Folklife Center

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The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library is an award-winning program created by the Library’s Board of Trustees in 1993 and empowered with the mission to preserve and present the cultural traditions of the upper Hudson valley and southern Adirondacks of upstate New York through its gallery, archives, and cultural programs.


The Folklife Center has a growing video collection of concerts, stories, and portraits of local interest.

Voices: Journal of New York Folklore, membership magazine for the New York Folklore Society is edited by Todd DeGarmo. It features articles, stories, interviews, reminiscences, essays, folk poetry and music, photographs, and artwork folklorists and non-folklorists alike.
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New York Heritage Logo The Folklife Center is featured on New York Heritage, a research portal providing free access to collections held in libraries, museums, and archives throughout the state, including photographs, letters, diaries, directories, maps, newspapers, books, and more.


The Folklife Center's activities are made possible in part by financial support from the Folk Arts Program of the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.