June 23, 1983

The 17th annual Festival of American Folklife features the state of New Jersey, the folk traditions of France and French-American communities, and the 200th anniversary of manned flight. The second annual National Heritage Fellowships are awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts to 16 musicians and craftspeople, and an exhibition at American History Museum highlights the recipients’ accomplishments.

Posted: 23 June 2010
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