Meet Wyoming Poet, Maria Lisa Eastman

Western Folklife Center Happenings

Digital Storytelling and Oral History:
We’re offering two great workshops
to hone your skills at the 33rd Gathering!
Read more about workshops.

The 2017 Gathering Wild Rag is now available in the Gift Shop! Call 775-738-7508, extension 234; or Toll Free at 1-888-880-5885 to order.

The Ties that Bind:
The Moth in Elko!

Saturday, February 4, 2017
A dance between documentary and theater, storytelling and performance,
everyday people and entertainment.
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During the Gathering, attend special topic discussions on important issues current in the rural West. Read more.

Featured Video

This is the stuff that formed the roots of cowboy music: legendary personalities in the West. Dom Flemons presents "He's A Lone Ranger," an original song about U.S. Marshall Bass Reeves. Join us for the Roots of Cowboy Music show on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 11:00 am - tickets are still available at!

Featured Audio

As everyone prepares to journey to Elko for the 33rd Gathering, here's an enjoyable episode from our Ranch Rhymes podcast from January 2007, featuring poets and musicians throughout earlier years: Frank Gleeson, Robert Phillips, Darrell Arnold, John Best, Bill Roberts, and Tserendorj Tserendorj. 

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