Video“Bear Camp” stew is the featured favorite at the Burgoo International Cookoff in Webster Springs, WV.
General - Traditional Arts
Home to a wealth of folk traditions, South Carolina is culturally and geographically diverse. From the Appalachian Mountains to the Sea Islands and from rural crossroads to urban centers, the state boasts rich sources of traditional culture and folklore. Rooted in family and community activities, folklife involves expressive forms of many kinds that are communicated verbally and by observation or imitation. Folk artists can learn through apprenticeships, but most often are taught informally by family members or close friends. This sharing of information can occur in many different group settings - familial, occupational, religious, social, and educational. Folklife is dynamic by nature, a part of a community's history that continues to develop every day, with every generation.
Digital Traditions was developed to provide access to the Folklife Resource Center (FRC) at McKissick Museum. For thirty years, deeply rooted traditions like quilting, pottery, basketry, communal foodways, and folk music have been documented through audio, video, and photography. For further information about any of the artists featured on Digital Traditions, send your questions and comments to email@example.com.
Within this Series
VideoFrom the program "Venture: Southern Stoneware" co-produced by the SC State Museum and McKissick Museum. 1987.
VideoThe Hallelujah Singers performing on WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C. 1993.
VideoPappy Sherrill and The Hired Hands (Randy Lucas - banjo, Harold Lucas - guitar, Frank Hartley - upright bass) performing in 1992 at the "Heritage of Song" concert hosted by McKissick Museum at the...
VideoJoel Stover discusses regional differences in barbecue.
VideoSnuffy featured on SCETV's Carolina Journal program, 1984. Discusses his growing up in North Carolina and his family's music tradition.
VideoNora Harris Campbell builds up the sides of the pot with "coils" and uses the lid of a tin can to scrape the inside of the pot smooth - blending the individual coils together. Footage from Folklife...
VideoHwy. 34 VFD hashmaster Melvin Fouchee compares older cast iron pots to modern pots made at foundries.
VideoWillard Cole takes David Phillips and Carolina Hash filmmaker Stanley Woodward to see his father’s iron hash pots.
VideoCarolyn White telling a story at her general store on James Island, South Carolina. 1996.