Smithsonian Regent Sam Johnson Honors 50th Anniversary of Folklife Festival

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Washington, June 30, 2017 | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03), who serves as a Regent for the world famous Smithsonian Institution, introduced H.Res. 408 in order to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival. 


“For the past 50 years, the Folklife Festival has coincided with the celebration of our Great Nation’s independence,” said Johnson.  “The festival brings to life our American heritage and also allows folks to see and experience aspects of other cultures around the world.   This resolution honors the Smithsonian Folklife Festival for its educational outreach and efforts to bring folks with different backgrounds together.”


The 2017 Folklife Festival will be celebrated Jun 29th-July 4th as well as July 6th-9th.  


Sabrina Motley, Smithsonian Folklife Festival Associate Director, stated, “Visitors to this year's Festival will encounter both story and spectacle. For a half-century, we have had the good fortune to work with individuals and communities to share their knowledge and skills with people from all walks of life.  I am endlessly impressed by and appreciative of the generosity of our participants who spend 10 days with us on the National Mall.”



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