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Appalachian Teaching Project

Center of Appalachian Studies & Services

Frostburg State University

Mountain City Traditional Arts

Mountain City Traditional Arts (MCTA) is dedicated to the education, sales, documentation, and perpetuation of traditional arts in the Appalachian region. In Fall 2010, students continued to build on the documentation efforts of previous classes, incorporating their own research to deepen the level of interpretation at MCTA. Students planned workshops and events including Frostburgs Fall and Spring Arts Walks, which are intended to stimulate sales for local businesses. Student documentation and planned programming are intended to heighten the recognition and appreciation of MCTA, which will in turn create greater value for the traditional arts. Participants believe that this will translate into increased sales and move the city of Frostburg closer to its goal of building per capita income through its investment in marketing its Arts & Entertainment District.

Final Report

Student Participants: Lauren Fetzer, Mitchell Hall, Kayla Hewitt, Jillian Farester, Alex Wright, Sam Lauver, Bryce Reem

Faculty: Mark Middleton

Contact Information:

Kara Rogers Thomas, Ph.D.
101 Braddock Rd.
Frostburg, MD 21532-1099
Attn: Sociology/Guild Center
Telephone: 301-687-3124
Fax: 301-687-4581



Previous Conference Participation:  2009

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