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TAUNY - Traditional Arts in Upstate New York
Traditional Arts in Upstate New York. Traditional Arts of Upstate New York
53 Main Street
Canton, NY 13617
(315) 386-4289

VISIT our North Country
Folklore Websites

Adirondack Music

Cultural Landmarks

St. Lawrence River Stories

Kindred Pursuits: Folk Art in North Country Life

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.

Upcoming Events at The TAUNY Center

Documentation Days:
Folk Instrument Makers and Keepers

We want to talk to you about instruments you've made or own for our current research project on North Country Folk Instruments!


Wednesday, August 23, 11:00am-3:00pm, at the Mennonite Heritage Farm (Croghan, NY)

Wednesday, August 30, 4:00-7:00pm, BluSeed Studios (Saranac Lake, NY)

(Further documentation days and locations TBA)

Have an instrument? Fill out a questionnaire!

Click here for the Makers questionnaire.

Click here for the Keepers and Collectors questionnaire.

See our full calendar of events and programs here.


 Current Exhibits on View
"Look Down, You'll See Our Tracks":
Raquette River Dam Stories

Through October 2017



Folkstore Artist Spotlight:
New Work from the Swartzentruber

June 24, 2017-August 19, 2017


Personal Collection Series:
Guideboat Paddles and More from the Collection of

Ted Comstock, Saranac Lake
July 8, 2017-August 19, 2017


The North Country 
Nearly 200 artists!


TAUNY's Folkstore sells work from nearly 200 local and regional artists and artisans. Stop in for a great selection for those graduation, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and wedding gifts!


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

Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm
For more information about The North Country Folkstore and to shop online click here 


Note: All images, text and other material found in this website © 2017 TAUNY. All rights reserved.