Leadership Changes
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Western Folklife Center Happenings

Horses in the American West, now on exhibition in the Western Folklife Center Wiegand Gallery at 501 Railroad Street, Elko, will close on May 31.  Don't miss this presentation of fine art (and an audiovisual piece!) illustrating the impact of horses on the culture of the western U.S., particularly Nevada. Read more.

Let's Dance! returns to its twice-monthly schedule at the Western Folklife Center - be sure to check the event calendar for updates as to lessons and more!

The new Moving Rural Verse - DVD is available in the Gift Shop. Visit us at 501 Railroad Street, Elko, or call 775-738-7508, extension 234 (Toll Free at 1-888-880-5885) to order. Read More about Moving Rural Verse.

Be sure to add the monthly Southwind concerts to your event calendar: there's always room to dance in the Pioneer Saloon.

Featured Video

In honor of Memorial Day, we reprise an excerpt from our acclaimed documentary, Healing the Warrior's Heart, "A Legacy of Service." This short video features an intro and comments by the late Joe Medicine Crow, esteemed elder, historian and war chief (WWII veteran) of the Crow Nation-Montana, and Marvin Weatherwax, Vietnam War veteran, elder and educator of the Blackfeet Nation-Montana.

Featured Audio

We launched our radio series, What’s in a Song (2004-2012), with “American Anthem,” a patriotic written by Gene Scheer, here sung by the great mezzo-soprano Denyse Graves. Explore the tapestry of America's musical diversity, one song and one story at a time.

Click the image to visit the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering!

Click the image to visit the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering!

Events Calendar