Well it might not be the Oracle at Delphi, but it was a pilgrimage we had to make. Last weekend, I took my Indiana Folklore Class on a tour of Brown County. We started by heading to the southern part of the county to see the Stone Head, which is a pre-Civil War road marker carved by Henry Cross. We had talked about this carver in our previous class meeting. After Stone Head, we went to a nearby cemetery to see more of artisan’s work.
We then went to see the old Log Jail in Nashville and visited the Brown County Historical Society’s Quilt Show. I had a great time with this class, think that many of them learned a lot, and gained a better appreciation of the traditions and art forms in Indiana. If any of my former students are reading this, I would love to hear back from you and tell me what you are up to these days.