The Vermont Folklife Center’s Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program has been focused on helping Vermont’s immigrant communities preserve the traditions of their home countries. For one Congolese man, that’s meant teaching young people the dance and music of their native culture
Basket maker, Jeanne Brink is co-author of A Western Abenaki Language Guide and she gives talks and workshops on Abenaki culture. She also was one of the first apprentices in the The
Vermont Folklife Center’s Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program.
Heather Milne Richie, an apprentice stonecutter in the Vermont Folklife Center’s "Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program," is currently working on a public sculpture commissioned by the city of Barre.