October 4, 2021
Oklahoma History Center to Host Folklife Festival
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma History Center (OHC) is pleased to invite the public to attend the 2021 Folklife Festival on Saturday, October 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is free and open to the public and will offer a wide range of entertainment, crafts, exhibitions and food. The festival will be held predominantly outdoors on the OHC campus located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. For additional information, please call 405-522-0765.
This community-wide event will celebrate and recognize what the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress has called “the everyday and intimate creativity that all of us share and pass on to the next generation.” The “creativity” mentioned will come in the form of dancing, singing, crafts, food and much more. An excellent example of the diverse offerings at the festival will be the various dance troops demonstrating their talents to all attendees. Included in these demonstrations will be Mexican, Venezuelan, and South and Southeast Asian dance performers. A variety of food vendors, musical performers and educational resources will be present to offer their time and talents. There will also be a number of craft opportunities for attendees of all ages. In addition, the Oklahoma Pork Council will be giving away a roaster/cooker in a public drawing.
The 2021 Folklife Festival is sponsored in part by Oklahoma Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Oklahoma History Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, National Archives and is an accredited member of the American Alliance of Museums. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.