The Missouri Folklore Society
The Missouri Folklore Society was organized December 15, 1906, "to encourage the collection, preservation and study of folklore in the widest sense, including customs, institutions, beliefs, signs, legends, language, literature, musical arts, and folk arts and crafts of all ethnic groups throughout the State of Missouri."
-Time to come forward with your presentation, performance, storytelling- or demonstration-session. Planning for the November meeting is moving forward! Scholars, students, tradition-bearers and enthusiasts are all welcome. Click here for the CALL FOR PAPERS.
-A page of images from Kent Beaulne's presentation on
hand-forged, iron crosses in use as cemetery markers in the Old Mines
district (as presented at the 2013 meeting in Potosi).
-A page of images from Kent Beaulne's presentation on hand-forged, iron crosses in use as cemetery markers in the Old Mines district (as presented at the 2013 meeting in Potosi).
New material and upcoming events:
MFS' Howard Marshall writing in the Old Time Herald on "Rhonda Vincent and Missouri’s Old-Time and Bluegrass Crossroads"
Pyles, Lida. It Happened in the Ozarks. Dylan Pyles, grandson of this Missouri folklorist, has generously agreed to make this rare book available online via the Missouri Folklore Society.
Of special interest:
Students -- apply for the Dolf and Becky Schroeder prize in folklore!
New or renewing member?
Click here for the membership form (.pdf to print and mail)
Click here for a listing of ongoing and developing projects and folklore collections to which you can contribute.
Support your Missouri Folklore Society: music and opportunities to donate
please note: the Missouri Folklore Society will not share its membership list with any individual or organization, nor do we accept paid advertising.
last updated 9-25-14
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