Co-curator, Virginia Folklife Area
The Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities would like to express our deep gratitude to Roddy Moore, recently retired director of the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum at Ferrum College for his immeasurable assistance with the Folklife Demonstration Area at this year’s Richmond Folk Festival. Roddy is unquestionably the preeminent authority on Virginia’s car culture, as well as so many other aspects of Virginia’s traditional culture. Roddy’s contributions to the preservation, documentation, presentation, and vibrancy of the folk traditions of the Blue Ridge region have transformed lives and impacted communities in the area and beyond. He has long been an invaluable resource and contributor to the field of folklife, and a relentless advocate for the folk traditions and their faithful practitioners that we so cherish.