Beyond the Festival

Hiawatha has such a strong identity as a festival that many people do not realize that it is the creation of the Hiawatha Music Co-Op, a non-profit entitiy that created the festival but has other activities. The Co-Op also administers an annual scholarship for the Augusta Heritage Center for traditional music in West Virginia. The scholarship is open to Marquette-area young people, ages 12-20, and adults who have never attended an Augusta session, and who have an applied interest in traditional American music.