The Texas Folklore Society is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing the folklore of Texas and the Southwest.
The Texas Folklore Society is the oldest state folklore organization continually functioning in the United States. Founded in 1909, the Society held its first meeting on the campus of the University of Texas in 1911. The annual meeting takes place the weekend after Easter, when members read papers on a variety of folklore subjects. On Friday night there is a "hootenanny" and on Saturday night a banquet with an invited speaker or other entertainment.
All sessions are open to the public.
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We want you to share your folklore knowledge with others! Get started with this interactive discussion feature by looking for the Forums button above; it should appear to the right of the Events button; select Discussion Forums and read about the latest folklore topics of interest. If you're viewing this on a device with a smaller screen, you may have to select the "drop-down" button (three stacked lines) to the far right.
Check out the newest topic that was recently posted: "The transition between summer and fall brings about comforting changes as everything seems to slow down. What are your family's traditions during autumn?" See what others are saying about this topic, or tell others what you know yourself.
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