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Folklife Festival Shows America's Great Inheritance

The Festival of American Folklife has become a tradition in the Nation's Capital that captures the essence of the diversified cultures comprising our great American society. Through its fifteen year history, the festival has been a "real people" program, telling the stories of this country's people and her heritage.

Every American citizen possesses a unique inheritance, and this cherished inheritance is colorfully declared and celebrated during the festival. The National Park Service, which cares for more than 300 areas across our nation, is pleased to co-sponsor this annual celebration with the Smithsonian Institution.

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