We had a surprise visit from an old friend of the Center’s: Joe Hickerson. Brent wrote the following of Joe and his friend’s visit:
Following a weekend engagement at the Old Songs festival of Traditional Music and Dance, Joe Hickerson and pal Ruth, stopped into to see us today. It was great to share with this performer friend and former Director of the Archive of Folk Song and Culture at the Library of Congress our recent acquisition, the Margaret MacArthur Collection. Joe has cherished Margaret’s performing and collecting as much as we do. All the best on the rest of your New England trek, Joe.
Joe himself left a note for us in our “A Deep Look at a Small Town” guestbook, scrawling this fond phrase regarding the MacArthurs:
Love the MacArthurs! I first stayed with them in 1960.