Folk Festival
Saturday, June 7, 2014; 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Join us for an event focusing on the 1930s crafts and activities to celebrate the final weekend of the In Search of a New Deal exhibition. Enjoy observing and talking with artisans demonstrating their skills with pottery, quilting, woodworking and more! See antique cars and tractors on display, as well. Games and storytimes for kids round out the event activities.

Listen to live music from the 1920s through the 1950s, performed by Cindy Emens and Manny Krevat, both accomplished musicians in the Triangle area, at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

At 2 p.m., Dr. Katherine Charron will be presenting a talk on African-Americans and women in the rural South during the Great Depression. With a background in women's history and Southern memory, Dr. Charron will help illuminate the lives of the people represented by the FSA photographs on display.

Food will be available for purchase from Big Mike's BBQ!

It's your last chance to see In Search of a New Deal on display at Oak View, so don't miss it!


Groups can preregister for tours of the exhibition which will be offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from February 11 through June 5. (No tours scheduled Fridays-Mondays, which are reserved as days for the public and individuals to enjoy the exhibition.)

Tours normally cost $15 per group, but because of the special nature of the exhibition, we are waiving the fee! But hurry – space is limited (only one tour per day) and tours are booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

These tours are geared toward an audience in upper-elementary (5th) grades and up, and are perfect for homeschool groups, history clubs, Boy or Girl Scout groups, adult groups and senior centers!