Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Folklore Village, Dodgeville, WI

I just can't say enough about the location of the shape-note singing that we attended this past weekend. Folklore Village is a wonderful place, with a wonderful staff. And, if you ever have a chance to visit or attend one of the many cultural events that are held there, I would highly recommend that you go!

We sang in Plum Grove Church, a building that was established in 1882. However, after years of wear, the church was restored and moved to Folklore Village in 1993. In 1995, the church was listed in the National Register and State Register of Historic Places. It reminded me of many Primitive Baptist church buildings in which I've attended meetings. Simple, but beautiful - with great acoustics. Perfect for Sacred Harp singing.

Here are a few pictures that have been taken of Folklore Village and its surrounding grounds for a fiddle association. Hopefully, we'll have some pictures from our trip posted soon. (Did I mention that it SNOWED?!?!?)


Dani said...

SNOW?! You weren't kidding when you said fall was gone were you?

strem said...

No, I wasn't kidding. Dodgeville is about 6 hours north of where we live. So, I found out that no snow was received here. But, there was plenty of rain. And, we're receiving lots of rain right now...with the "possibility of snow" over the next couple of days.

Dani said...

I think I will see snow in about another 2 or 3 years here. Yep, that's about when are due for snow again. Then only a light dusting for the car. It'll be about another 7 years before we get enought to say we had snow and for you to laugh at what we are calling snow.

:) Ha, I'm going to miss alabama when I'm at Ohio State.

Anonymous said...

Dani - the south is grand...I'm from Texas, but living in the midwest will grow on you. Especially if you're surrounded by great friends, folks like Strem!

Sandy-san said...

I'll never "like" snow, but it sure was pretty where we were in Dodgeville, WI. The rolling hills; the pretty snow-filled pines; even the bones (the deciduous trees with no leaves anymore) looked pretty where the wind blew the snow along one-side of the trees. The shadings made it an interesting, 3-dimensional look.

I would like that snow just for one day, and I'd be happy if it all melted the next.

mikee said...

What's wrong with you people? I've had it up to my tewk with this snow-bashing rhetoric. I say LET IT SNOW! Nothing is better than a good, strong blizzard that covers every visible inch of ground.

(Did I mention I grew up north of Chicago, about 12 miles from the Wisconsin border?)

What I can't stand is this cold rain. If it's gonna be cold, and it's gonna be wet, it might as well have some redeeming aesthetic value, right? Who's with me?

(BTW -- I'm glad you had fun on your trip, and I'm glad you made it home safely. Can't wait to hear the stories.)

Dani said...

I don't know if it possible to fall in love with snow unless you grew up and were brain-washed into it. I like the sun in the mountains.


strem said...

I'm with you, Mike. The rain is really getting me down. The amount of snow up in WI seemed just perfect.

THE OHIO STATE, Dani? It sounds like your decision has been made final. I'm so happy for you!