Tag: John C. Campbell Folk School

A Monday Morning Message

There are treasures in the Folk School archives that help us get perspective for understanding the days we live in. Anna Shearouse, who works in our archives, found this item. It is one of the “Monday Morning Messages” of William H. Danforth, who founded the Purina company.  He wrote these to his employees for forty years. This one is dated May 23, 1932:

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Find Us On Facebook

Let’s face it. A lot of us are online today (and we rely heavily on our computers for information and networking). We also know that Facebook isn’t just for teens anymore. At the Folk School, we think it’s a great way to stay connected with your fellow students after your class ends. We developed a Facebook profile for the Folk School, and we hope you’ll become one of our fans.

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Work of my Classmates

What I didn’t get to photograph was Paul’s Plant hanger that he made for his garden.  My camera died the moment I was about to snap the shutter.  It was a longer take on the rest of our plant hangers and had a neat decorative twist in the “leg.”  At the base, for stability, he joined a spike by a mortise and tenon joint, another method of joinery Susan taught us.

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Take Our Carpooling Survey

Many of our students have mentioned on their comment forms that they’d like a way to carpool to their week at the Folk School. We’d like to do something about this that will work for both you and for us, and we need your input.

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Our new website is live and this blog has moved to folkschool.org/stories

Please visit and bookmark the News & Stories page as all new content will appear over there and blog.folkschool.org will soon head to the archives. We’ll continue to bring you tales about the Folk School experience from the perspective of teachers and students, along with the latest news from our staff and Resident Artists. We’re in the process of transferring our blog archive over to the new website, but there are plenty of interviews and anecdotes to dive into today.

Current Catalog

Embrace your creative potential, and join us for a life-changing Folk School experience. Our new January–December 2022 Catalog is now available. View the eCatalog online. To receive a printed catalog in the mail, complete our Request a Catalog form on our website.

Online Craft Shop

Our online Craft Shop is now live! Support our vision, mission, and values by purchasing handcrafted items. Our online selection of items will continue to grow, so check back regularly for new items, interviews and more.

Class Subjects

Our new website is live and this blog has moved to folkschool.org/stories

Please visit and bookmark the News & Stories page as all new content will appear over there and blog.folkschool.org will soon head to the archives. We’ll continue to bring you tales about the Folk School experience from the perspective of teachers and students, along with the latest news from our staff and Resident Artists. We’re in the process of transferring our blog archive over to the new website, but there are plenty of interviews and anecdotes to dive into today.

Current Catalog

Embrace your creative potential, and join us for a life-changing Folk School experience. Our new January–December 2022 Catalog is now available. View the eCatalog online. To receive a printed catalog in the mail, complete our Request a Catalog form on our website.

Online Craft Shop

Our online Craft Shop is now live! Support our vision, mission, and values by purchasing handcrafted items. Our online selection of items will continue to grow, so check back regularly for new items, interviews and more.