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  • Historical Baskets

    Historical Baskets

    If you get a chance to travel this Summer, keep your eye out for historical baskets.We stopped by Monticello in Charlottesville, VA in April 2022 and found these white oak...

    Danielle Anderson |

  • Woven wonder: Hester shares basket-making expertise

    Woven wonder: Hester shares basket-making expertise

    Woven wonder: Hester shares basket-making expertise from the Glasgow Daily Times Follow the above link for more information about Beth Hester's Class in Glasgow KY in March 2017.

    Danielle Anderson |

  • Baskets by Beth Hester and Scott Gilbert

    Baskets by Beth Hester and Scott Gilbert

    In 1982 Scott Gilbert began making white oak and honeysuckle baskets and marketing them at local and regional venues including the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen and the Kentucky...

    Danielle Anderson |

  • Basket Class in Alabama

    Basket Class in Alabama

    "I survived my 1st Basket Class. We made the Kentucky Berry Basket. Attached is a “class “photo” Several has expressed interest in making another basket in the Spring. They want the...

    Danielle Anderson |

  • Split White Oak Basket Contest 2016

    Split White Oak Basket Contest 2016

    Split White Oak Basket Contest 2016 Saturday, July 9th, 2016 Agricultural BuildingHart County Fairgrounds near Rowletts, KY on 31Wbetween Horse Cave and Munfordville Registration begins at 11:00 a.m.Entries must be...

    Danielle Anderson |

  • Basket Making Traditions in South Central Kentucky

    Basket Making Traditions in South Central Kentucky

    Basket Making Traditions in South Central KentuckyThis presentation at the Green County Public Library, Greensburg, Kentucky was held on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.Beth Hester, folklorist and basket maker with The...

    Danielle Anderson |

  • The Mammoth Cave Basket Makers

    The Mammoth Cave Basket Makers

    The Mammoth Cave Basket Makers Guild was founded in 2001 to preserve and promote traditional basket making of the south central Kentucky region.  Follow the link for more information.

    Danielle Anderson |

  • Matt Bransford

    Matt Bransford

    Materson Bransford was an enslaved guide at Mammoth Cave. He began guiding at Mammoth Cave in the year 1838. In this photo the basket he is holding was made in...

    Danielle Anderson |