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Canton, NY 13617
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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.

Our spring fundraiser is underway! We have exciting plans for this year 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

Closed Sunday



“How-To” Barn Quilt Class: Basics from Inspiration to Installation

June 6-8

(10:00 am-5:00 pm on day one, 10:00 am-5:00 pm on day two, and 10:00 am-4:00 pm on day three)

June 20-22

(10:00 am-5:00 pm on day one, 10:00 am-5:00 pm on day two, and 10:00 am-4:00 pm on day three)

Registration required.

For more details about the program and fees click here.

Barn Quilt Painting Sessions

June 11-12 and June 27-29

These programs are a part of a bigger arts and economic development project underway over 2019. This year, TAUNY is working with the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, the St. Lawrence County Arts Council, the Hammond Barn Quilt Trail Committee, the Town of Colton Tourism & Beautification Committee, and further community partners, on the Barn Quilt Tourism Project. The project, funded by a New York State Council on the Arts Regional Economic Development (REDC) grant, highlights, celebrates, and encourages barn quilt activity in St. Lawrence County and beyond. In addition to the “Towns of St. Lawrence County Barn Quilt” mural, the project will feature a range of exciting elements including: a series of summer “Barn Quilt Parties” in green spaces around the county, a pilot tour of an area barn quilt trail, support for several contemporary, folk, and traditional artists to produce new works inspired by the barn quilt concept, and an online map on which people in and around St. Lawrence County will be encouraged to post their own barn quilts and the stories that go with them. Stay tuned for more details.

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

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From Jamaica to Peru

April 13-October 26, 2019

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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