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Texas Folklore Society
By Texas Folklore Society

Posted April 25, 2022 to News.

Texas Folklore Society Joins Roadside Marker Grant Program to Recognize State’s Diverse Folklore

The current Legends & Lore grant application deadline is Monday, May 2. Legends & Lore grant funding includes the full cost of a marker, pole, and shipping. Two Legends & Lore grant rounds are held each year. The second Legends & Lore grant round in 2022 will open on Monday, Aug. 29. The deadline to submit a marker grant application during that round will be Monday, Oct. 17, 2022.

 

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Texas Folklore Society
By Texas Folklore Society

Posted April 7, 2022 to News.

TFS NAMES 2022 FELLOWS

Over the years, the Texas Folklore Society has honored as Fellows folks who have shown their dedication and commitment to the mission of the Society. In 2022, TFS honors three individuals, dedicated to preserving and promoting folklore, Jim Harris, Mary Harris, and Jean Granberry Schnitz. Click "Read More" to learn about these fine fellows and their contributions.

 

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Texas Folklore Society
By Texas Folklore Society

Posted April 6, 2022 to News.

Haile honored with Hootenanny Award

In 1956, Hermes Nye organized the first official TFS Hootenanny. We figured 65 years later would be the perfect time to honor someone from our family who has been an important part of keeping that tradition alive. The recipient of the inaugural Hermes Nye Hootenanny Award is Lee Haile of Tarpley, Texas, who has been leading hoots for the past few decades.

 

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Texas Folklore Society
By Texas Folklore Society

Posted August 21, 2020 to News.

Welcome

Welcome! Whether you're a longtime member of the Texas Folklore Society, a new friend, or if you're just checking us out, we welcome you! Take our website for a spin In April 2020, our membership elected to move our home office to a new host institution, Tarleton State University. In Stephenville, the university has arranged for us to have a beautiful suite of offices. We've got space for the Secretary-Editor/Executive Director, the Office Manager, a reception area, and plenty of space for our artifacts, library, and records. In addition to the home office, we will be looking for opportunities to partner with organizations across the state by participating in events and/or being a source of sponsorship. If you're interested in visiting the home office for research or just a chat, let us know.

 

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