Category 2010 Community Traditions Award

2010 CTA — The Folk Heritage Committee

The Folk Heritage Committee by Laura Boosinger Western North Carolina has a rich history in the traditional arts. While Marguerite Butler and Olive Dame Campbell were beginning the work of the John C. Campbell Folk School and Cecil Sharp was searching the Southern Mountains for English ballads, Madison County’s own Bascom Lamar Lunsford was combing […]

2010 CTA — Etowah Christian Harmony Singing

Etowah Christian Harmony Singing by Irene Moser Now in its 103rd year of celebrating the “sacred harp” of the human voice, the Etowah community in Henderson County remains a pivotal inspiration to the singers of western North Carolina. Participating in a tradition of reading music in shaped notes, extending at least to the English Renaissance, […]

2010 CTA — Helen Cable Vance and the North Shore Historical Association

Helen Cable Vance and the North Shore Historical Association by Alan Jabbour Together with my wife, Karen Singer Jabbour, and two colleagues, Philip E. Coyle of Western Carolina University and Paul Webb of TRC Environmental Corporation, I undertook a study in 2004 of the cultural tradition of cemetery decoration, sometimes known as Decoration Day. The […]