Maggie Ingram talks with fans after her set at the Richmond Folk Festival on  Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. (Photo by Pat Jarrett/The Virginia Folklife Program)

Remembering Maggie Ingram

It is with great sadness that we share the news that evangelist Maggie Ingram passed away yesterday, June 23, 2015. While she will be missed beyond words, she passed peacefully surrounded… Read More»

2001 Heritage Fellow Joe Wilson by Tom Pich

Remembering Joe Wilson

It is with deep sadness that we relay the news that Joe Wilson, tireless advocate for the traditional arts both here and abroad, passed away at the age of 77.… Read More»


Magnificent: The Charlie McClendon Story

We have created an online exhibit that includes recent and archival video, audio, and still photography, and extensive interviews with Charlie McClendon, Richard Levin, and others. It also includes an edited film, “Put Me Down Easy: The Charlie McClendon Story.”