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53 Main Street
Canton, NY 13617
(315) 386-4289

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A nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing the folk culture and living traditions of New York's North Country. Explore this site to discover the diverse customs and traditions--like storytelling, music, crafts, foodways, and folk art--that make life special in our region, from the St. Lawrence River to the Adirondack Mountains.

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Upcoming TAUNY Programs and Events
TAUNY on Tour at the Tug Hill Bluegrass Festival

Thursday-Saturday, June 14-16 

Maple Ridge Center, 7421 East Rd., Lowville, NY
Click here for Festival details.


For more information about TAUNY's upcoming programs and events click here.


Instrumental Stories

February 17 - October 27, 2018

This exhibit (curated by Camilla Ammirati) features new and heirloom instruments made and/or used in Northern New York; the people who make and keep them; and how they connect people to their heritage, to living regional traditions, and to each other.


Folkstore Artist Spotlight:
William Newman  
May 5 - June 28, 2018

This Folkstore Artist Spotlight features vibrant paintings and drawings of a family dairy farm by local artist William Newman.

Photo: "Backyard Rhubarb," pastel drawing by William Newman


The North Country Folkstore

TAUNY's Folkstore sells work from over 200 local and regional artists and artisans. Stop in for a great selection of gifts for all occasions!

TAUNY is the North Country's only non-profit organization dedicated to identifying, recording, and preserving the rich, living cultural heritage of our region. For over 30 years, community members like you have been contributing their time, money, and talent to help us accomplish our mission.

Join us in celebrating the unique culture of our North Country by making a tax-deductible donation to TAUNY today.


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