Appalachian Culture
Frostburg State University to Dedicate Brownsville/Park Avenue Monument PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 07:05

On Tuesday, Aug. 25, Frostburg State University will dedicate a monument to the Brownsville/Park Avenue community, a largely African American community displaced between the 1920s and 1960s as the school that became FSU grew. The program will begin at 2:30 p.m. The program will also be livestreamed at 

The media is welcome to attend this event. 

Descendants of the families that lived in that area will be featured speakers at the dedication. The project, featuring the efforts of many FSU faculty, students, staff and community members, has been in the works for many years. Additional activities and plans are under way to commemorate the community and educate the region to its history. 

To ...

Mountain Traditions Podcast, "The Ramp Hunter" to Air on West Virginia Public Radio PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara Rogers Thomas   
Thursday, 23 April 2020 16:27
On Friday April 24th at 5pm the first episode of The Mountain Traditions Project podcast series, "The Ramp Hunter" will be available on West Virginia Public Radio's Inside Appalachia podcast.  The episode by Leah Scarpelli is accessible via smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer, or on the air on your local West Virginia Public Radio station on Sunday April 26th at 7am and 6pm.
Appalachia, a region often synonymous with tradition, is changing faster than any time in recent history and perhaps faster than anywhere else in America.  The Mountain Traditions Project tells the stories of 50 individuals carrying forward Appalachian traditions in our rapidly changing world and explores culture ...
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2020 16:27
FSU Appalachian Festival Returns to Frostburg PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 17 September 2019 18:19

Festival logoFrostburg State University’s much-anticipated Appalachian Festival will return for its 14th year from Thursday, Sept. 19, to Saturday, Sept. 21. The free, family-friendly event brings together artists and craftspeople to celebrate all that makes the region unique – its history, culture, music and dance, folk arts, food and more – with performances, workshops, displays, discussions and activities. This year’s event focuses on “Just Transitions: Climate, Economy and Culture.”

On Saturday, two stages will host a variety of musical groups from across the region. Blue Hill Bluegrass, T-Mart Rounders, Hickory Bottom Band, Davis & Elkins College Appalachian Ensemble, Buffalo Run, Allegheny Drifters, Black Diamond, Andy Cohen, Highland Grass, Flower Hill String ...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 September 2019 18:20
ACM Graduates Donate to the Judy Center PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kristin Kehrwald   
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 09:37

ACM Donation to Judy CenterAllegany College of Maryland Human Service Associate Class of 2018 donated its $1,000 Bernie Ronan Award from The Democracy Commitment to the Allegany County Public Schools’ Judy Center. The ACM Class were recently notified that their April 2018 Stressbusters Fair for elementary children won the Ronan Award. The Judy Center, a Stressbusters Fair community partner, was a natural recipient for the donation, according to the ACM alum. L-R: Judy Center Director Deb Kolb, Judy Center Resource Coordinator Dan Snyder, Christine Dicks, Krysta Brown (and infant), Julia Wiland, Madison Chestnut, Colton Clark, ACM Professor Cherie Snyder and ACM Senior Vice President Kurt Hoffman.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 June 2019 09:38
Estonian Music Ensemble to Perform in Western Maryland PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 28 May 2019 07:02

EstoniaThe Estonian music ensemble, Wana Wõromaa Wunkorkestri, will visit Western Maryland in June, performing in Cumberland on Monday, June 3, at 7: 30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Mountains, St. Mary Catholic Church, 300 E. Oldtown Road, and in Oakland on Tuesday, June 4, at 7 p.m. at the Oakland Community Center, 14 N. Eighth St. These events, supported by the Estonian Embassy and the cities of Cumberland, Frostburg and Oakland in partnership with Folklore and Folklife Programming at Frostburg State University and FSU’s International Studies Program, are free and open to the public.

The performances highlight the Sister-City Cultural Exchange Program – a special relationship between Estonia and Maryland, which began more than 25 years ago with the end of the Cold War as part of ...


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