Programs & Events
- Live! Folklife Concerts
This free, 18-part concert series is scheduled annually on Thursdays during the spring and fall.
- Live! Storytelling
From the local to the international, these sessions celebrate a traditional art.
- Winter Bluegrass Jam
Pickers and listeners alike come together on a Thursday once-a-month during the winter months.
- Summerland Music Society
Live chamber music is performed in July and August during this free annual series.
- Colgate Resolutions Live!
Colgate University's premiere co-ed a cappella group has made the Folklife Center a regular stop on their annual tour.
- Folklife After Hours
These online performances are designed to shine a light on talented local musicians.
Talks & Presentations
- Meet the Author/Meet the Film Maker
Annual talks by presenters with new books, films and research on topics of regional interest.
- Illustrated Talks
Presentations on a variety of topics support exhibitions in our Folklife Gallery.
- Do Tell: Learning to Perform Personal Stories
This free workshop series is led by storytellers/educators Margaret French and Betty Cassidy.
- Shutter Squad
In this program for tweens ages 10-13, participants learn photography from professionals and exhibit their work in our gallery.
- Family History One-to-One
Drop-in service with genealogy expert scheduled once a month in the Research Room.
- Kids' Corner
Concerts, workshops, and other presentations are made to order for the new generation.
Past Folklife programs and events