From the Archives

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Emory and Martha Cook Collection

Emory Cook (1913–2002) was an engineer and inventor who revolutionized audio recording techniques and equipment.

Future Festival Program

Peru at the 2015 Folklife Festival

Basque: Innovation by Culture

The 2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival will feature the arts, industry, and cuisine of the Basque Country from June 29-July 4 and July 7-10.

Featured Online Exhibition

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Masters of the Building Arts

Profiles of stone carvers, stonemasons, carpenters, woodcarvers, and more from the 2001 Folklife Festival