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Folk Festival Connecting Generations in Milestone Exhibit

July 13, 2013 9:26 AM | Entertainment

Winnipeg Folk Festival

Winnipeg Folk Festival on opening night, Wednesday, July 10, 2013. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

The Winnipeg Folk Festival’s rich history is on display this year to mark the 40th anniversary of the event.

Connecting Generations celebrates links between audience, performers, volunteers and environment over the years. While the Winnipeg Folk Festival has grown over time, the exhibit shows that the spirit of musical discovery, openness and community remain unchanged

“The festival has such a rich collection of archives and this exhibit represents a small sampling,” said executive director Lynne Skromeda. “We are especially excited to share parts of our history that have not been seen or heard for decades.”

The exhibit features archived coverage from print and TV as well as a blank board where festival-goers can record their favourite memory. Memories can also be shared online through the festival’s blog.

Connecting Generations is located at Birds Hill Park and is open today from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. A valid festival pass is needed to gain entry to the Folk Festival.