Western Folklife Center at Trailing Of The Sheep

Orphan In 2008, the Western Folklife Center will present several fun and interesting things at the Trailing Of The Sheep festival in Ketchum, Idaho. Join us for a fiber art and storytelling workshop, plus an evening of music, poetry and storytelling on Friday, October 10, a family story writing workshop on Saturday, October 11, and a concert on Saturday night. All programs are produced by Trailing of the Sheep. Event and ticket information:

Friday, October 10, 2008 

Knit a Stitch, Spin a Yarn at the Ketchum-Sun Valley Heritage and Ski Museum
When knitters and other fiber artists get together, the stories start flying as fast as the needles are clacking and the spindles are spinning. The Western Folklife Center will record these stories as we knit, spin, crochet, quit and visit in a knitting circle. Knit a stitch or two while sharing stories about the role wool plays in your art, handiwork, and life. Bring your handwork to work on while Tamara Kubacki, a folklorist and knitter from the Western Folklife Center, records the conversations and stories about sheep and wool at this informal gathering of fiber artists. Drop in anytime between 1:00 and 4:00 pm on Friday, October 10, 2008, at the Ketchum-Sun Valley Heritage & Ski Museum, 180 E. 1st Street, Ketchum, Idaho.

Sheep Tales Gathering: Songs and Stories of Sheep Herding "Remembering when..."
Join Western Folklife Center's Hal Cannon on Friday, October 10, 2008, for an evening of music, poetry, and storytelling featuring Idaho singer/songwriter Rosalie Sorrels, Navajo storyteller and weaver Roy Kady, Irish musician and storyteller Mick Lucey, and Wyoming poet and writer Sharon O’Toole. The Community Library's regional history collection of old photographs will also be displayed. Performance will be at the nexStage Theatre, 120 S. Main Street, Ketchum, Idaho.

Tickets: $20 for Friday or Saturday nights individually, or $35 in advance for both Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets may be purchased at the following locations: D.L. Evans Bank, 12 E. Bullion St., Hailey, Idaho, hours 9:30-5 M-Th., 9:30-6 Fri.; Ketchum-Sun Valley Heritage & Ski Museum, 180 E. 1st St., Ketchum, Idaho, hours 1-5 M-Fri.. Tickets also available at the door the night of the event. Doors open at 6:00 pm / performance at 7:00 pm. 

Saturday, October 11, 2008 

Gathering Your Stories, Preserving a Legacy: Oral History Workshop with Hal Cannon
Held at "The Center in Hailey", corner of 2nd and Pine, Hailey, Idaho, 9:00 am – 10:30 am, October 11, 2008. Hal Cannon will lead a workshop on how to preserve aspects of a legacy – from how to conduct good interviews to how to document stories and other folk materials. Hal will be joined by three staff members from the Western Folklife Center, Meg Glaser, Christina Barr, and Tamara Kubacki. Each workshop participant should bring a single and specific aspect of a legacy that needs to be documented and preserved – such as a grandmother's recipes or an uncle's stories or the process for making something by hand.

Advance reservations and $30 tuition required at College of Southern Idaho, 208.788.2033.  

Record Your Story with the Western Folklife Center
Western Folklife Center staff will be at the Trailing of the Sheep Folklife Fair on Saturday, October 11, 2008, where they will be recording personal stories in a sheep camp donated by Cotton Riley. Everyone has something to say, and we've handpicked our interview staff because of their ability to guide you as you talk about your life experiences and thoughts. Stop by the camp to say "hello." The Trailing of the Sheep Folklife Fair takes place in Roberta McKercher Park, Highway 75, Hailey, Idaho, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Western Folklife Center will be recording stories from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

"Our Story Continues"
Trailing of the Sheep’s Saturday night concert "Our Story Continues" will take place on Saturday, October 11, 2008, and will be hosted by the Western Folklife Center’s Hal Cannon. The event focuses on contemporary sheep ranching and the current landscape, and features Brenn Hill, described as the "New Voice of the West," Francisco Colqui, and Linda & Carolyn Dufurrena. Performance will be at the nexStage Theatre, 120 S. Main Street, Ketchum, Idaho.

Tickets: $20 for Friday or Saturday nights individually, or $35 in advance for both Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets may be purchased at the following locations: D.L. Evans Bank, 12 E. Bullion St., Hailey, Idaho, hours 9:30-5 M-Th., 9:30-6 Fri.; Ketchum-Sun Valley Heritage & Ski Museum, 180 E. 1st St., Ketchum, Idaho,  hours 1-5 M-Fri.. Tickets also available at the door the night of the event. Doors open at 6:00 pm / performance at 7:00 pm.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Meet the Trailing the Year Curators from the Western Folklife Center
Join Western Folklife Center curators Meg Glaser, Christina Barr, and Tamara Kubacki for an informal talk about the enhanced exhibition, Trailing the Year: The Human Landscape of Sheep Ranching in the American West, and a coffee reception honoring the exhibition. The reception will take place Sunday, October 12, 2008 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm, and the talk will begin at 1:15 pm, at the Ketchum-Sun Valley Heritage & Ski Museum, 180 E. 1st Street, Ketchum, Idaho, immediately following the Trailing of the Sheep parade.

 

Our traveling exhibition Trailing the Year: The Landscape of Sheep Ranching in the American West will be on display at the Ketchum-Sun Valley Ski & Heritage Museum, 180 E. 1st St.,  Ketchum, Idaho. Museum hours are Thursday through Saturday 1:00 – 5:00 pm, and Sunday 1:00 – 3:00 pm, October 9 - October 12.