Posted on Fri Feb 28, 2014
On February 22nd, 2014, Texas Folklife and Texas Dancehall Preservation presented a polka symposium and festival at Senglemann Hall in Schulenburg, Texas, sponsored by Humanities Texas. Please find the schedule and audio recordings of symposium proceedings below. Stay tuned for summaries and complete transcriptions of all audio recordings.
10:00 AM – Texas Dance Hall History...
Posted on Wed Dec 11, 2013
"Papercuts" exhibit by Bradley Jaye Williams was a huge success, thanks to his inspired papercut art, his music and his friends! Texas Folklife fans enjoyed an evening of Polish-American art, music and food, without escaping the Tex-Mex flavors of Austin, of course. A special feature of the night was home-prepared krupnik (honey-infused vodka) by none other than Bradley Williams...
Posted on Thu Nov 7, 2013
It seems like one of the easiest words in Texas to use as a pun is wurst. My head was full of clever puns after attending Wurstfest in New Braunfels last weekend. A two-week celebration of the German influence on Texas culture through food and music is what this 50 year old festival is all about. As always, my reason for going was to hear some of the best German & Czech bands from around the...
Posted on Wed Oct 23, 2013
The Elisabet Ney Museum is the former studio and portrait collection created by 19th century sculptor Elisabet Ney. The museum offers a range of educational programs, exhibits, special events, workshops and lectures throughout the year.
Posted on Fri Oct 18, 2013
Please find our audio recording of the proceedings from the Polka Symposium Schulenburg, TX 2014 here.
Purchase tickets at OuthouseTickets.com HERETickets will also be available at the door at Sengelmann Hall
Texas Dance Hall Preservation, Inc. and Texas Folklife announce their partnership to produce the Texas Polka Festival & Symposium to be held in Schulenburg on...
Posted on Tue Oct 15, 2013
Texas Folklife, Texas Dance Hall Preservation, Inc., and the Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center hosted a small gathering of local cultural leaders interested in developing the next generation of polka musicians and supporters. For seven years Texas Folklife has been producing a state-wide accordion contest, the Big Squeeze, for youth in all genres of Texas traditional music, and polka...
Posted on Thu Oct 3, 2013
POSTPONED - Due to inclement weather, the Elisabet Ney Museum has postponed The Polkapocalypse to a later date. The festival was scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23 from noon to 5 p.m.
Despite the warm hearts and bright smiles that an outdoor Polka festival would create, Saturday’s forecasted high of 45 with a 40% chance of rain simply was too daunting to overcome.
A new date will be...