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The Festival of American Folklife: Doing More with Less

This year's Festival of American Folklife is the 27th since the Smithsonian's annual living cultural exhibition began in 1967. We have learned much in these years about how to present traditional cultures respectfully and understandably to a broad audience. We have learned about the products besides the Festival that can come from the research done to produce the event. And we have learned about the ways the labor and the money the event requires can be used to maximum effect.

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