The Folk School in the Media


In Summer 2019, The Folk School Programs Director Kerri Hamos was invited to give a presentation “What Is a Folk School?,” as part of the UAF Summer Sessions Discover Alaska lecture series. Lots of interesting history about our folk school here in Fairbanks, as well as the long tradition of international folk schools.

A wonderful interview with Folk School founder John Manthei on Robert Hannon’s “Northern Soundings” radio show on KUAC. Robert talks with John about his path to founding The Folk School, his life as a craftsperson, the growing diversity of the TFS community, his concept of “hands-on-learning”, and so much more.

“The Folk School opens at its new location”, an article by Erin McGroarty of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

The Folk School is on TV! Here is an interview KTVF did with Board President Gordon Williams:

Great interview by Tim Ellis from KUAC of Gordon Williams and Don Kiely about The Folk School’s move to Pioneer Park:

The Folk School got some press in the Golden Valley Electric April 2018 Ruralite, in an article about the Noel Wien Library Ficus trees!

Check out this article in the Anchorage Daily News by Erin Kirkland, author of the Alaska On the Go guidebook series and publisher of In this article she profiles a few unique destinations for families traveling in Alaska, including The Folk School! Erin and her family plan to attend the 2018 session of Week in the Woods.

This great article in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner is about Bruce Campbell’s “Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit” classes!

The Folk School was featured in a Fairbanks Daily News-Miner article by Sam Friedman…. it is a wonderful piece that highlights Bruce Campbell’s current Boatwright Series and plans for future boatbuilding projects:

Below is a Fairbanks Daily News-Miner article about a very special canoe that was built in a class at The Folk School in 2013:

A lovely article about moving into our first home. Thanks to Tim Mowry with the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, for coming out to see us!