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New Hampshire Folklife  

Our living heritage is made up of crafts, music, stories, and ways of doing things that are passed on from one generation to the next within families, communities, and cultural groups of all types.  In these traditions we find the beauty, skills and wisdom of those who have gone before us.  Folklife and traditional arts are passed on from one person to another and with each change of hands, what is important from the past is kept and cherished and wisdom and beauty that help define the community as it grows are added.

The New Hampshire Folklife website is an online educational resource full of information on the diversity of traditional arts and folklife in New Hampshire. Teachers, students, and home school families are invited to use this resource to enrich classroom and community projects.  

The website has many features including a Learning Center with essays on traditional arts and folklife for all ages and interactive learning games for youngsters; information on New Hampshire’s presentation at the 1999 Smithsonian Folklife Festival and other exhibits and festivals produced by the State Arts Council; a Traditional Music Collection database to help you find recordings of traditional music; resource links and much more!

Click on the logo below to visit the Folklife website:




The New Hampshire Folklife website is a project of the State Arts Council’s Traditional Arts Program.

For more information contact:
Kayla Schweitzer at, 603/271-0795



Last updated: December 20, 2017

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