Since 1913 the North Carolina Folklore Society has worked to promote and celebrate North Carolina heritage. Our goal as an organization is to support folklore practitioners and professionals, and honor the our state’s culture through publications and awards. Folklore professionals serve our communities through policy building, legal advocacy, conflict resolution, economic development, exhibit design and curatorship, academic research, multi-media production, and classroom curriculum development. Our goal is to support these professionals, to provide them with a network of resources that allow them to share, promote, and celebrate their work.
The NCFS publishes the North Carolina Folklore Journal, holds an annual meeting of folklorists, and recognizes the work of folklore professionals with the Brown-Hudson and Community Traditions Awards.
In September 2013 we marked our 100th anniversary with a folklife festival gathering friends – old and new – to celebrate the rich traditions from across the state. And in October, 2014, we met in Pembroke to celebrate our 101st anniversary and the traditional culture of Southeastern North Carolina.