Local History and Culture
RLC work addresses a broad array of topics by means of public projects, events, and scholarship. Our exhibits, radio series, films, print publications, and public conversations consider such topics as agricultural practices, rural diversity, public spaces, and foodways. Scholarly research and creative work reflect the diversity of student and faculty interests – auctions, sustainable agriculture, gravestone symbolism, water quality, old-time fiddling, and land-use patterns, to name only a few. Taken together, these activities address three general themes: family farming, local history and culture, and rural issues.