Snow shoes handmade by a Fort Kent craftsman. Carved Santa figures by a Maine woman. Decorative vegetable plates brought to a potluck in Camden.

They’re all examples of folk art and ways people express themselves.

“From the Inside Out“ — a look at folklore with Camden resident Karen Miller opens the Camden-Rockport Historical Society’s Maine Living program Sunday, Jan. 9.

The talk, at the Camden-Rockport Historical Society’s Cramer Museum, begins at 2 p.m. Suggested donation $5. Refreshments and whoopie pies will be served.

Miller is a faculty associate with the Department of Anthropology at the University of Maine, and works with the director at the Maine Folklife Center.

She will talk about “what folklore is and why it is important in our lives.”

“Most people do not really know what it is, even though we all create it and perform it everyday,” she said in a news release.

Miller plans to give examples of folklore that “illustrate those customs, jokes, rituals and superstitions that express our identity, culturally and individually.”

What about those whoopie pies? A New England regional food, they are now mass produced and are becoming a more popular food item.

The Maine Living talks will be held at the museum at the historical society’s Conway Homestead-Cramer Museum complex, just off Route 1 at the Camden-Rockport town line.

For more information, contact Marlene Hall, executive director at Camden-Rockport Historical Society at 594-8047 or e-mail