The Texas Folklore Society is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing the folklore of Texas and the Southwest.
The Texas Folklore Society is the oldest state folklore organization continually functioning in the United States. Founded in 1909, the Society held its first meeting on the campus of the University of Texas in 1911.The annual meeting takes place the weekend after Easter, when members read papers on a variety of folklore subjects. On Friday night there is a "hootenanny" and on Saturday night a banquet with an invited speaker or other entertainment.
All sessions are open to the public.
Become a member today by clicking the Join TFS button above.
The Member Spotlight for this newsletter features someone who has been a member of the Texas Folklore Society for almost as long as she’s been alive, Acayla Haile. You’ve heard the stories—how her parents brought her to the annual meetings while she was an infant—and you may have heard her give a paper at a recent meeting. Currently, she’s one of our newest Board members.
Come Join Us in Tyler in 2017
Save the Date for our next Annual Meeting!
The 101st Annual Meeting of the Texas Folklore Society will be in Tyler next year, April 21-23, 2017, at the Holiday Inn South Broadway. This will be our first time to meet in Tyler, the Rose Capital of the United States. Their CVB rep has some great ideas for an interesting tour and special extras to make the meeting fun. Most of the meeting preparations will be handled by the folks in the main office, and a few members have already volunteered to help with the other details of Local Arrangements.