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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.

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.

We have exciting plans for 2020 and we need your help. Your gift makes a real difference. Join us in celebrating the unique culture of the North Country by making a tax-deductible gift to TAUNY today.

The TAUNY Center and North Country Folkstore

Monday-Friday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Sunday: Closed



Exhibit Opening Reception

St. Lawrence County Barn Quilts

Saturday, February 29

1:00-3:00 pm

SLC Arts Figure Drawing Class

Saturday, March 7 

10:00 am - 1:00 pm 

$25 or $15 for SLC Arts Members

Register online through SLC Arts here.

Wool Felt Art Class with Kathy Montan

Saturday, March 21

10:00 am-2:00 pm

$65, $60 for TAUNY Friends (Includes all materials)

Register online here.

Pictured above: James Gonzalez holding his 4'x4' Barn-Quilt-Inspired New Work made for the exhibit, a barn quilt by Carol Musser Rose at Swing Time Mini Golf (Potsdam), a barn quilt by Evelyn Saphier, barn quilt tour at The Iva Smith Memorial Gallery (Hammond), The Towns of St. Lawrence County Barn Quilt Mural (designed by Ruth McWilliams), Ann Fenlong Painting a barn quilt in TAUNY's Barn Quilt Studio. 


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St. Lawrence County Barn Quilts

Opening February 29, 2020

Join us in celebrating the opening of our next major exhibit exploring the wonderful barn quilts as well as the people, projects, and stories that help make up this growing movement in the county.



 The North Country Folkstore

TAUNY's Folkstore sells work from over 200 regional artists, artisans, and producers inspired by and reflecting on North Country traditions.



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