Want to learn more about your family tree?
If you’re interested in traditions, history, traditional crafts, foods or your own heritage, the 4-H Folkpatterns program is for you! Discover the traditions in your life and in the lives of others. Connect with tradition-bearers in your community. Explore food traditions, stories and customs of family members. Grow a heritage garden. Learn a folk dance. Document the historic barns in your community. Study the art of gravestone symbols. Research your family tree. Interview a former 4-H’er for the Michigan 4-H History Project. Hold an ethnic dinner. Discover how culturally diverse every community is!
For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office
October 19, 2017 | Sheila Urban Smith | Cemeteries are an opportunity to explore local history through community service.
April 6, 2016 | Abbey Miller | The Michigan 4-H Foundation has announced grant and award opportunities of up to $1,000 to support local 4-H clubs and county programs. 4-H volunteer leaders, members and staff members may apply for these funds.