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Folk School Visitors

The Folk School was recently featured on the Time Warner Cable network’s Around Carolina. A big “thanks” to Richard Green, who produced the show which highlighted our history, our non-competitive philosophy, and how we are preserving traditional craft. Featured in the show are Jan Davidson (our banjo picking director) and studio visits with Kurt Herzog […]


Members of Folk School founder Olive Dame Campbell’s family gathered here during a recent weekend in June (12-14) for a mini-family reunion and a chance to experience the Folk School. While some members took classes in Photography, Spinning, and Gardening, others spent time on campus, browsing the school’s archives, visiting and meeting with Folk School staff and […]


Well, we had an excellent auction this weekend—the diverse array of food was scrumptious, the band was hopping, and the art was impressive. Our Gala is more than a simple auction, it is a time where folks can come together and celebrate our unique community and our talented artists. This year’s Gala also marked a […]


Blacksmith Work Week is an annual tradition at the Folk School where skilled blacksmiths come for a week and volunteer their time to do projects around campus and make improvements in the Clay Spencer Blacksmith Shop. I talked to Paul Garrett, the Folk School’s Resident Blacksmith, about this year’s Blacksmith Work Week (March 29-April 4, […]

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The Folk School recently had a very special group visit. To celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary, Dr. Fred and Mrs. Martha U. Goldner of Nashville, TN, decided to return to the Folk School and this time they brought their family and several friends to join in the fun! While Fred & Martha toasted their 60th, […]