John Reischman and the Jaybirds
flew into Elko - and more!

Western Folklife Center Happenings

Wiegand Gallery and ExhibitIONs at the western folklife center

Let's Dance! returns to twice monthly event schedule

 Lessons in Western Swing on July 12!

Lessons in Western Swing on July 12!

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, join us at 501 Railroad Street, Elko, for a fun evening at Let's Dance!  The evening begins with dance lessons at 6:00 pm, with open dancing at 7:00 pm. Read more on our  Event Calendar.

Basque items in the Western Folklife Center gift shop


Stop by our Gift Shop and check out needful items in stock for Elko's upcoming 55th National Basque Festival ̶  playing cards, kids' accordions, books, botas, panderos and more!
501 Railroad Street - hours:
Monday-Friday 10:00am-5:30pm,
Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm * Elko NV
Read more about the Gift Shop.

The popular Wiegand Gallery exhibitions continue, including:

Basque Aspen Art
of the Sierra Nevada


Featuring a portion of the Jean Moore Earl and Phillip I. Earl collection of Basque aspen wax-on-muslin rubbings, capturing the early 1900s artwork of sheepherders in the Sierra Nevada. Read more about current exhibitions at the Western Folklife Center, 501 Railroad Street, Elko.

Please note: July 9-14, access to the Gallery is via the Pioneer Saloon as the Gift Shop will be closed for inventory.

Featured Video

In this close look at Nevada wildland fire fighting, Deep West Video filmmaker and Pine Valley rancher Sabrina Reed talks about the danger of fires to wildlife, livestock and families living in ranch country. A 2013 Deep West Video produced by the Western Folklife Center.

Featured Audio

We hope you enjoy this 2008 episode featuring rodeo poet Paul Zarzyski's introduction and original poem, "Butte!" with a little commentary from friend Wylie Gustafson, from our Ranch Rhymes podcast series. The Montana Folklife Festival is July 13-15, 2018. Listen to more Ranch Rhymes.

Events Calendar