In the Media

From the Wisconsin State Journal – a lovely article on the Aslak Lie House, and on Folklore Village in general.  Thanks to Barry Adams, and photographer John Hart!

Old-school ways retained in multi-year reconstruction of 1848 cabin 

Here’s a 1987 archived broadcast from NRK TV in Norway, from when they visited Folklore Village in the spring of 1986.  Many community members are dancing or playing music here, so watch for yourself!  And if you were not there, know that this is a snapshot of what Folklore Village looked like in the pre-Farwell Hall days.  https://tv.nrk.no/se?v=FMUS80006982&t=2134s

Recordings of older media keep popping up.  Here’s a recording from a “Simply Folk” broadcast that featured Folklore Village, possibly in 1980.  Thanks to Dick Atlee for providing the link.  https://dickatlee.com/misc/fv/folklore_village_wisc_public_radio_feature_1986_48.mp3

Folklore Village is on the air again, this time in a special edition of Discover Wisconsin dedicated to Dodgeville, WI, which aired on April 11,2020. Here it is on youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEsoTeXdm1k&feature=youtu.be

Filmed during our 2019 Fall Swedish event, the Folklore Village segment begins at 2:55.


Kyla Rindy shares a sweet tribute to Folklore Village through the “Adventure in Driftlessness” blog.  https://driftlessroadtrip.com/folklore-village-dance-yourself-into-the-past/?

Thank you, Kyla!

  


Gayle Worland announces Folklore Village’s new plans for a 2018 Folk School!

 http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/in-the-st-century-a-boon-in-folk-schools/article_4e323a57-d823-56c9-9382-0b22c24b17ff.html

And WPR’s Central Time interviews Executive Director Terri Van Orman about Folklore Village’s new Folk School initiative (starts at the 22:26 mark):  https://www.wpr.org/listen/1189826


Talking about our Maypole practices in the April 24, 2017 edition of the Milwaukee Wisconsin Sentinel Journal.

http://www.jsonline.com/story/life/food/2017/04/23/may-day-tradition-worth-bringing-back/100380364/

 


In 2016, a small film crew from the French television show, Échappées Belles visited Folklore Village during our annual Fall Swedish Weekend.  They were particularly interested in nyckelharpa.  The footage was included in an episode entitled “Couleurs d’Automne à Chicago,” which originally aired February 4, 2017.  To exclusively see the Folklore Village footage, please watch from the 1:03:36 to 1:04:45 time frames.


Gayle Worland writes a special report on Folklore Village’s Grammy Grant project:  The Jane Farwell Collection of Recorded Music in the November 6, 2016 of the Wisconsin State Journal.

http://host.madison.com/wsj/entertainment/music/setting-the-records-straight-at-folklore-village/article_7c859b5a-df42-560c-bd3a-b9b083d940dc.html


Denise Thornton, from the Dodgeville Chronicle, writes in anticipation of our 2nd Sustainability Weekend.  http://www.thedodgevillechronicle.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=8&ArticleID=7383

 


Brooke Bechen from the Dodgeville Chronicle tells the story of the efforts of Folklore Village volunteers to rebuild the Aslak Lie House October 29, 2015.  http://www.thedodgevillechronicle.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=8&ArticleID=6494

The visit to Folklore Village, and the writing of the article then inspired Brooke to write a short essay on the value of handwork on November 12, 2015:

http://www.thedodgevillechronicle.com/main.asp?SectionID=12&SubSectionID=32&ArticleID=6539


On December 19, 2014, Chelsey Lewis provided a great overview of Folklore Village:  http://www.jsonline.com/story/travel/wisconsin/day-out/2014/12/19/day-out-ethnic-traditions-live-on-at-folklore-village/87626658/ 


In April of 2014, The Dodgeville Chronicle announces the hiring of new Folklore Village Director, Terri Van Orman:  http://www.thedodgevillechronicle.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=8&ArticleID=4737

and in December of that year, Madeline Uraneck wrote an article about Terri for The Voice of the River Valley (page 3).http://voiceoftherivervalley.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/201412-voice-web.pdf