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Putting Foods By for Winter

This time of year in the northern hemisphere, agricultural communities celebrate the last harvest of the growing season. A great deal of work goes into the raising of food for our tables. Before electric refrigerators and local grocery stores, people also needed to work throughout the growing season to preserve food. The completion of that […]

Welcome to Folklife Today

Welcome to Folklife Today, a new blog produced by the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.  Here at AFC, we have one of the largest archives in the world relating to traditional folk culture.  The Center’s team of bloggers will be posting here regularly with interesting information about our collections and services. We […]