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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas


Polkapocalypse 2015!

Event Date: 
Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 12:00 to 17:30
Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event

The Elisabet Ney Museum and Texas Folklife present the Second First Annual

POLKAPOCALYPSE!   Sunday October 25 2015, from noon to 5:30 PM


Call for Articles for 2nd Annual Texas Fiddling Festival

Texas Folklife, the statewide non-profit cultural dedicated to the celebration and perpetuation of the folk arts and folklife of the Lone Star State, and Texas Dance Hall Preservation, Inc, a statewide 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness in an effort to save the state’s historic dance halls, seeks article submissions and proposals about all aspects of Texas Fiddling for its printed program of the Second Annual Festival of Texas Fiddling.

La Bahia Turn Verein Dance Hall

Forty-eight German settlers living in the vicinity of Burton, Washington County, Texas organized the La Bahia Turn Verein on July 5, 1879.  In the statutes they adopted that day, they declared their purpose to be physical and spiritual development of their members and the promotion of social life.  The original statutes were naturally in German as that was the regular language of the organizing members.  The statutes apparently were not translated into English until 1955.  Membership requir


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