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Texas Folklife

Texas Life and Culture


Huichol Art

Event Date: 
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 06:00 to Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 05:00
Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event

Wuirrarika Wuewuiyaya – Huichol Art Exhibition and Sale

Birds & Nature in Conjunto Music

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 17:00 to 22:00
Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event

Texas Folklife was proud to partner with the Trinity River Audubon Center in Dallas to wish a buen viaje to the monarch butterflies as they migrated south through Texas to their final destination in the forests of Michoacan, Mexico.  To celebrate the occasion, the TRAC held a festival with a variety of presentations on butterflies and Latino-themed cultural programs, like the history of conjunto music but with a twist - all with songs about birds!

East Texas: Bill Jackson's Mayhaw Jelly

Texas Folklife is conducting an ongoing survey of food traditions in different regions across the state Texas. Enjoy this short multimedia story about a mayhaw jelly producer from some of our fieldworkers.

The Stillwater Foundation

Texas Folklife receives funding from the Still Water Foundation in order to support our cultural work in Austin schools and community.  

Houston Endowment

Houston Endowment supports nonprofit organizations and educational institutions that produce and maximize enduring benefits for the people of the greater Houston area.  Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones established Houston Endowment as a private philanthropic foundation in 1937 to help create a community where opportunity to thrive is available to all.

Foodways: A Place At The Table Survey

We invite you to take “a place at the table” and tell us about your family’s favorite dishes, or the work you do to produce food for your family or for the market. Over the past few years we have been traveling around the state visiting festivals, conducting interviews and meeting Texans from all cultural backgrounds with a story to tell. Your food story could become part of new exhibits, radio and television documentaries and placed as a legacy for future generations in Texas libraries.

City of Houston Miller Outdoor Theatre

Since 1923, Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park has been Houston’s venue for free outdoor performances. This remarkable facility with its free high-quality programs is unique in the US. It is the only proscenium theatre in the country that offers an artistically excellent, culturally diverse eight month season of performances totally free of charge to the public.


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