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Folk art was an important part of the American artistic tradition.  Most was made to serve a useful purpose, but occasionally things were made simply for the pleasure of the making.  It was practiced all over the world.   In contrast to folk art, fine art is purely aesthetic.

Not only can we learn about the lives our ancestors led, but we can know something about these artists and artisans who made the objects, whether it be a young girl sewing a sampler, a woman embossing a design on the butter she churned, or a man carving a new drinking mug.

On exhibit are seventy-five works dating from 1783 to the 1930s in multiple artistic disciplines, most are functional, and some purely decorative.

Exhibit sponsored by: Lois L. Taylor, John D. Meyer, EJ Jaxtimer, Daily Paper Restaurant,  State Representative Will Crocker