Thank you to all who came out for an awesome Virginia Humanities Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase this past Sunday at James Monroe’s Highland. While setup was done in what was at times a downpour, the clouds dissipated by showtime. The crowds were large and engaged, the contortionists were mind blowing, the baklava and moonshine were divine, and the music was sublime. We are so proud that Governor Ralph Northam and Senator Creigh Deeds joined more than 1,200 attendees to take in the rich and diverse folk traditions of the Commonwealth. Congratulations to all the master artists and apprentices!