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Texas Folklore Society
By Texas Folklore Society

Posted August 3, 2022 to News.

Members to present papers at East Texas Historical Association Fall Conference

Tags: TFS, Texas Folklore Society, folkore, Robert Jack Duncan, Elizabeth Duncan, Richard Orton, Lareatha Clay, ETHA, East Texas Historical Association

TFS members will present their papers on gatherings at the East Texas Historical Association Fall Conference, slated for Oct. 13-15 at the Fredonia Hotel in Nacogdoches.

 

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Texas Folklore Society
By Texas Folklore Society

Posted June 30, 2022 to News.

Posthumous publication dives into adventures of Ab Abernethy, friends

Tags: TFS, TFS Fellows, Texas Folklore Society, folkore, Ab Abernethy, F.E. Abernethy, Francis E. Abernethy, caving, spelunking

William Elliott, PhD., a longtime friend of F.E. “Ab” Abernethy, has published a portion of Ab's memoir, detailing the spelunking adventures and more. Ab served as Secretary-Editor for the for TFS from 1971–2004.

 

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Texas Folklore Society
By Texas Folklore Society

Posted June 27, 2022 to News.

TFS announces location, date for 2023 Annual Meeting

Tags: TFS, Texas Folklore Society, folkore

Texas Folklore Society members are being asked to mark their calendars for the return to in-person events with our 104th Annual Meeting, set for April 6-9, 2023 in Waco!

 

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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

Tags: Texas Folklore Society, folkore, legends, Pomeroy Foundation, Legends & Lore Marker, TFS

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

Tags: Texas Folklore Society, Jim Harris, Mary Harris, Jean Granberry Schnitz, TFS, TFS 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

Tags: Hermes Nye, Hootenanny Award, Texas Folklore Society

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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