The Foltz Folklife Foundation has three focused initiatives. Education, Preservation, and Promotion are the ways in which we will continually work to bring our vision to life.


for the future

Through classes, seminars, educational programming, K-12 partnerships, and building an online learning library, we are focusing our efforts to help educate future generations to sustain folklife & arts through authentic, joyful learning experiences.


for the past

Preserving and documenting the collected histories and stories of people like Ned & Gwen Foltz, and their many folk collector friends, is just one way in which we are holding to our roots. We are also planning for a museum/exhibit space, seminars, speakers, documentaries, and more. 


for the present

The Foltz Folklife family is made up of artists, collectors, musicians, cooks, storytellers, historians, teachers, and craftspeople. We want to come alongside them by hosting shows and events to encourage and support them as they share their passions with
the world.