Mission: The Vermont Folklife Center, founded in 1984, is dedicated to preserving and presenting the folkarts and cultural traditions of Vermont and the surrounding region. Through ongoing field research, a multimedia archive and an apprenticeship program, we document and conserve cultural heritage which could easily be lost; through exhibits, media, publication and educational projects, we bring recognition to the skills, talents and traditions of Vermonters, past and present. The Center has made preservation of the spoken word the core of its endeavors, and the VFC archive now comprises over 3,800 taped interviews, which have been transcribed and electronically indexed.Dedicated to preserving and presenting the folk arts and cultural traditions of Vermont and the surrounding region.
Folk arts include performing arts, craft arts (such as basket-making and quilting) and occupational arts (such as blacksmithing).
For youth: Youth Radio Vermont, which trains young people in the art of radio documentary production.
The center offers numerous classes and apprenticeships. Apprentices can be any age, but should already have some knowledge of the art in which they are interested, and a serious commitment to it.