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New Harmonies, Celebrating American Roots Music in Ohio (2011)

The Ohio Humanities Council, with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, will be bringing an exhibition on American roots music, titled "New Harmonies:Celebrating American Roots Music," to eight sites in Ohio between March 2011 and November 2011. (For information, see the Museum on Main Street website or visit the Ohio Humanities website).

Project Director: Jack Shortlidge, jacks@ohiohumanities.org

The Ohio Exhibits will be at the following locations and dates:

Quaker Heritage Center of Wilmington
(Corner of College & Douglas Streets)
Contact: Ruth Dobyns
March 14, 2011 - April 14, 2011

Athens County Historical Society and Museum
Contact: Heather Reed           
April 18, 2011 - May 18, 2011

Greene County Public Library
Contact: Melissa Dabe
May 22, 2011 - June 22, 2011

Pump House Center for the Arts
Contact: Priscilla V. Smith      
July 1, 2011 - August 1, 2011

Kent State University, Geauga Campus
Contact: Carol Gardner           
August 6, 2011 - September 6, 2011

Auglaize County Historical Society
Contact: Rachel Barber          
September 11, 2011 - October 11, 2011

Rural Life Center/Mount Vernon Public Library
Contact: John Chidester          
October 16, 2011 - November 16, 2011

Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor
Contact: Donna M. DeBlasio   
November 22, 2011 - December 22, 2011

The OSU Center for Folklore Studies archives is serving as a resource and repository for this project. Associate Director Cassie Patterson will be working on the project. Other folklorists in the state working on this project include Tim Lloyd, Executive Director of the American Folklore Society; Barbara Lloyd, associate director, Center for Folklore Studies; Marjorie McLellan of Wright State University; Howard Sacks of Kenyon College; and independent scholar, Judy Sacks.