Maggie Holtzberg, the Folk Arts and Heritage Program Manager for the Massachusetts Cultural Council Agency, recently described her career as a state folklorist for Boston Irish. The article showcases some of her professional accomplishments, like the the major exhibition, “Keepers of Traditions: Art and Folk Heritage in Massachusetts,” the documentary “Gandy Dancers,” which aired on PBS, and the book, The Lost World of the Craft Printer. Holtzberg is also the winner of the 2018 AFS Benjamin A. Botkin Prize for her lifetime achievement and service in public folklore, and an accomplished fiddle player.
To read the full article, visit Boston Irish.
Sean Smith. “Catching up with Maggie Holtzberg, the Bay State’s on-the-go ‘folklorist’,” Boston Irish (February 1, 2021): https://bostonirish.com/arts/2021/catching-maggie-holtzberg-bay-states-go-folklorist.
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