Florida Folk Festival
WHITE SPRINGS -- Seminole artisan Louise Billie crafts the traditional Seminole patchwork used in the familiar and wonderful clothing items worn by Tribal members for generations.
The Brighton seamstress was among a number of Seminole men and women who were demonstrating skills, performing or just plain hanging out at the at the 47th Annual Florida Folk Festival at the Stephen Foster State Folk Culture Center in White Springs.
The Memorial Day Festival includes a Seminole village of chickees -- Ee-to-lit-kee - which is maintained year round. During the festival, the Tribal Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum staffs the village and interacts with the thousands of visitors to the nation's oldest continuing folk festival.