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Folklorist Speaks at Cache Valley Historical Society

Folklorist Speaks at Cache Valley Historical Society

Dr. Lynne McNeill will speak on “Folklore and Cache Valley” on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at 7 p.m. in the Historic Courthouse in downtown Logan to the Cache Valley Historical Society, an event that is open to the public.

Professor McNeill is a popular speaker, who was featured at the 2016 TedX USU talks. She is also the author of Folklore Rules, a textbook that makes academic study of folklore more transparent. Additionally, she co-directs the Digital Folklore Project, which annually names the “digital trend of the year.” Creepy clowns won in 2016.

On January 26, Dr. McNeill will be the guest speaker at Logan’s Rotary Club, talking on “Folklore Doesn’t Meme What You Think it Memes.” She was also featured recently on a podcast of Love Your Story, hosted by Lori Lee: http://loveyourstorypodcast.com/episode-016-stories-models-interview-lynne-mcneill-professor-folklore/.

The Cache Valley Historical Society (CVHS) is the oldest local chapter of the Utah State Historical Society. The CVHS began in 1951 and some of its early members included Joel E. Ricks, Leonard Arrington, George Ellsworth, J. Duncan Brite, and Merlin Hovey. The organization is unique in the West in that it includes an area involving two states.