Texas Folklore Society

Activities and Events

The Texas Folklore Society encourages participation in the events of various other organizations to share our enthusiasm for the folklore of Texas and the Southwest and to make contact with others who might want to join the Society. (Click on the organization's name to visit their website)

 

Texas Book Festival visit organization website
2011
Eleven TFS members staffed the TFS booth at the 2011 Texas Book Festival in Austin on Oct. 22-23, 2011. ...more
2010
A team of 12 TFS members staffed the TFS booth at the 2010 Texas Book Festival in Austin on Oct. 16-17, 2010. ...more
2009
A team of 15 TFS members made a success of the Texas Folklore Society's participation in the 2009 Texas Book Festival in Austin on Oct. 31- Nov.1. ...more
2008
Kay Arnold coordinated the Society's participation in the Texas Book Festival in Austin on November 1-2, 2008. For the report click here.

 

Texas Heritage Music Foundation visit organization website
2011
The Texas Folklore Society was well represented this year in the annual Texas Heritage Music Day of the Texas Heritage Music Foundation on September 30  ...more
2010

The Texas Folklore Society participated again this year in the annual Texas Heritage Music Day  (formerly the Texas Heritage Living History Day) of the Texas Heritage Music Foundation on September 24 on the Schreiner campus in Kerrville, Texas!  TFS folks Herb ArbuckleJean SchnitzLee Haile, Acayla Haile, and Ken Baake entertained the participants all day and took part in an afternoon panel with the theme of "Songs of Texas."  ...more


2009

The Texas Folklore Society joined with the Texas Heritage Music Foundation at the annual Living History Day on September 25 on the Schreiner campus in Kerrville, Texas! The afternoon panel (4:00-6:00 p.m.), with the theme of "Songs of Texas," included papers and music presentations by our own Herb Arbuckle and Jean Schnitz.


2008 and 2007
Jean Schnitz coordinated the Society's participation in the Texas Heritage Living History Day in Kerrville on September 26-27, 2008.

To see the report and pictures from our participation in 2008, click here.

To see the report and pictures from our participation in 2007, click here.

 

National Cowboy Symposium visit organization website
2011
The TFS booth attracted a lot of attention at the 2011 National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration in Lubbock on September 8-11. ...more
2010
The Texas Folklore Society made an appearance at the National Cowboy Symposium on September 9-12, 2010, in Lubbock. Elmer Kelton was honored there. ...more

 

East Texas Historical Association visit organization website

2011
Ken Untiedt, TFS Secretary-Editor, chaired a joint session with the East Texas Historical Association at their fall meeting in Nacogdoches on September 22-24, 2011. TFS members Anne Shelton (Austin), Thad Sitton (Austin), Jack Duncan (McKinney), and Jerry Young(Mesquite),  presented papers ...more
2010
Janet Simonds, TFS Treasurer and Office Secretary, chaired a joint session with the East Texas Historical Association at their fall meeting in Nacogdoches on September 16-18, 2010. The session was entitled "Folklore: A Catalog of our Culture."  TFS members Jack Duncan(McKinney), Sue Friday (Charlotte, NC), and Peggy Redshaw (Sherman),  presented papers. ...more
2009
TFS held a joint session with the East Texas Historical Association at their Fall Meeting in Nacogdoches September 25-27,2008. For the report click here.

 

George West Storyfest visit organization website
2011
TFS participated in the George West Storyfest on November 5 in George West, Texas. Kay Arnold, Jerry Young,  and Donna Ingham were there, along with the Storyfest's Executive Director (and TFS President) Mary Margaret Campbell. ...more

 

Texas Folklore Society Day
Texas Senate Resolution 400 designates April 10, 2009, Texas Folklore Society Day. Governor Perry sends letter of congratulation. ...more

 

Dallas Folk Music Society
The Dallas Folk Music Society celebrates its 50th anniversary on March 14, 2009. It was founded under the inspiration and leadership of TFS members Hermes Nye and Lu Mitchell. ...more

 

Texas Independence Day Celebration visit event website
TFS members are encouraged to attend and participate in the Texas Independence Day Celebration event at the Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site on February 28 and March 1, 2009 ... more

 

Texas State Historical Association visit organization website
2009
TFS will participate in a joint session with the Texas State Historical Association on March 26th, 2009. TFS members Linda Wolff and Kenneth Davis and Secretary-Editor Ken Untiedt will present papers. ...more

 

F. E. (Ab) Abernethy named Nacogdoches County Citizen of the Year
TFS' own F. E. "Ab" Abernethy (Secretary-Editor 1971-2004) was honored Tuesday night (9-30-08), by the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, as 2008 Citizen of the Year. Six hundred people came to witness the award ceremony and hear ...more

 

Texas Folklife Festival visit organization website
2008
Jean Schnitz participated, for her 27th time, in the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio on June 13-15, 2008... for a full report click here.
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Texas Folklore Society
P.O. Box 13007 - SFASU
Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3007
Ph. 936.468.4407
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