Virginia Siegel has made a profound mark on Bowling Green through her work as a folklorist and historic preservation specialist. In 2015, Virginia was hired as the first full-time folklife specialist for the Kentucky Folklife Program at Western Kentucky University. Her proudest accomplishment to date has centered on an oral history project with Bowling Green’s Bosnian-American community.
Virginia, the coordinator for the project, also served as the lead curator of the resulting exhibit, A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green at the Kentucky Museum. Aside from her work with KFP, Virginia has served as a mayor-appointed member for the City of Bowling Green’s Historic Preservation Board. Virginia also served as a member of the Bowling Green Noon Rotary Club. Virginia loves to volunteer where she can, and her favorite event is the City of Bowling Green’s New Americans Reception for new citizens. Virginia is proud to call Bowling Green home.