2015 TFS Annual Meeting
Saturday, October 24, 2015
West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center
Brownsville, Tennessee

The 2015 Tennessee Folklore Society Annual Meeting will be held at the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville. The meeting will begin with sign-in at 10:30 a.m. (Central) and conclude with a visit to the Mindfield installation by Haywood County folk artist Billy Tripp. The meeting is free and open to TFS members as well as the public.

10:30    Sign-in—self-guided tours of WTDHC exhibits

11:00    Annual Business Meeting
           Shawn Pitts, Selmer

11:30 Tennessee Arts Commission Folklife Program
           Bradley Hanson, Cookeville; Dana Everts-Boehm, Nashville

12:00 Lunch Break

1:00 West TN Revisited: Teaching Roots Music Via Hwys 45, 51, 70, I-40 and Beyond
        James Akenson, Cookeville
1:30 Vernacular Design Methods of Tennessee Delta Quilts
       Teri Klassen, Bloomington, IN

2:00    Break—self-guided tours of WTDHC exhibits

2:30 Furry Lewis: Man and Mythos
       J. Tyler Fritts, Memphis

3:00 Jamboree Time: Remembering Radio in East Tennessee
         Bradley Hanson, Cookeville

3:30   Billy Tripp’s Mindfield Tour

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Folk Arts Presenters

Arts Center of Cannon County, Woodbury
Center for Southern Folklore, Memphis
Jubilee Community Arts, Knoxville


Archival Resources

Archives of Appalachia, ETSU, Johnson City
Center for Popular Music, MTSU, Murfreesboro
Country Music Foundation, Nashville


Academic Programs

East Tennessee State University
M.A. in Storytelling
Middle Tennessee State University
Public History Program

English Department
University of Memphis
Ph.D. in Historical Musicology, Southern Regional Studies
Western Kentucky University
Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology


Funding and Technical Assistance

Tennessee Arts Commission Folklife Program
Humanities Tennessee

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