I’m a public folklorist passionate about the stories that connect people to place and the meaningful ways they are told.
I’m Crystal Braye.
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While with the museum, I became a Certified Interpretive Planner through the National Association for Interpretation and discovered that I also have a genuine love for big picture planning and designing visitor experiences. My background has made me a strong proponent of working closely with community members and stakeholders to ensure the development of opportunities that attract visitors to the region, while also benefiting local populations. 

I believe I have the passion, skill and drive to help realize your project and I would love to talk about how we can work together to safeguard and promote your local history, heritage and folklore.
I was born to nostalgic Newfoundlanders living in Ontario and moved “home” to pursue an M.A. in Public Folklore at Memorial University. During my degree, I worked as an intern with the Heritage NL where I spent a summer traipsing around the island documenting root cellars. After completing a second internship with the Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador (WBMNL), I was hired as a full-time folklorist. 

As the lead on their Boats and Builders Documentation Program, I had the fortune of doing research in more than fifty communities and interviewed people in all corners of the province - from New Bonaventure to Nain. This research was shared through webpages, articles, booklets, pamphlets, presentations, and exhibits both for the museum in Winterton and their community partners.