The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library is an award-winning program created in 1993, charged with the mission to research and present the cultural traditions of the upper Hudson Valley and southern Adirondacks of upstate New York. Its core programs–Special Collections, Exhibitions, and Cultural Events–are largely supported by grants, and have attracted a large, diverse regional audience to its gallery, research room, and cultural programs. 
Learn the history behind the Library and the Folklife Center logo, and see how our new neon sign was crafted.

What is Folklife?

The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress provides guidance.



Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our Research Room and Folklife Gallery are temporarily closed. However, our archivist—Erica Gonyea—is more than happy to help you with research requests via phone or email.

We also encourage you to enjoy the digital offerings on our YouTube channel and NY Heritage!

Contact Us

The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library
251 Glen Street, on City Park
Glens Falls, NY 12801

Todd DeGarmo, Founding Director
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Kevin Rogan, Librarian
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Erica Gonyea, Archivist
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Tisha Dolton, Historian
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