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We are improving lives by addressing critical issues surrounding literacy, food insecurity, and access to traditional arts.

MEETING THE CHANGING NEEDS OF Central Appalachia

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Honoring the past, improving the present, and planning for the future of central Appalachia.

Since our founding in 1902, Hindman Settlement School has evolved to meet the changing needs of the region. The Settlement’s work today includes education and service programs that address the critical needs of youth and families while promoting the rich traditional arts of Appalachia.

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For this Foodways Friday, we got another Get Growin’ for your gardening needs! Watch as Kelsey teaches us the difference between fertilizers and how to choose the best fertilizer for your garden🌱 See MoreSee Less

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Love it!! Kelsey Cloonan you are made to be in front of the camera you do very good. Corey Terry you are good at what you do. Keep up the good work.

For this Throwback Thursday, we found a record from Troublesome Records in our archives signed by members of the McLain Family Band. We estimate that the record was produced in the 1970s, but are unsure of the exact date. If you recognize the record, let us know!🤔Image attachmentImage attachment

For this Throwback Thursday, we found a record from "Troublesome Records" in our archives signed by members of the McLain Family Band. We estimate that the record was produced in the 1970’s, but are unsure of the exact date. If you recognize the record, let us know!🤔 See MoreSee Less

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Yes, of course we remember our first recording. Our first name was the Bluegrass State, and then fairly quickly changed to the McLain Family Band. We put those covers together family style, down a long table, cutting them, folding them, and using rubber cement to glue them together. Raymond could best tell you the exact year of the recording, but it’s probably also in the MFB discography, and in the book. I’m guessing around 1970ish.

With our friend, board member, and legend, Raymond McLain and the McLain family. 😃

Jamie Holt

The Louisa St. Clair Chapter NSDAR came all the way from Michigan to pay Hindman Settlement School a visit. They spent the day taking in all the sites of Hindman and stayed the night on our historic campus. Before the ladies started their trek home, they donated fabric for our Quilting Program and funding to help support our work!

The Louisa St. Clair Chapter NSDAR came all the way from Michigan to pay Hindman Settlement School a visit. They spent the day taking in all the sites of Hindman and stayed the night on our historic campus. Before the ladies started their trek home, they donated fabric for our Quilting Program and funding to help support our work! See MoreSee Less

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Good picture!

It is a happy place

Join textile artist Nicole Musgrave for a 4-week course on improvisational quilting at the Hindman Settlement School. Students will learn basic quilting techniques and will use donated and discarded fabrics to create their own quilt without the use of a pattern.  No previous sewing or quilting experience is required. Open to anybody 10 years of age or older. The class is limited to 20 participants, so be sure to reserve your spot! More info at: https://hindman.org/events/improvquiltclass/

Join textile artist Nicole Musgrave for a 4-week course on improvisational quilting at the Hindman Settlement School. Students will learn basic quilting techniques and will use donated and discarded fabrics to create their own quilt without the use of a pattern. No previous sewing or quilting experience is required. Open to anybody 10 years of age or older. The class is limited to 20 participants, so be sure to reserve your spot! More info at: hindman.org/events/improvquiltclass/ See MoreSee Less

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I'd be very interested in being a part of this. I'm put of town, but if you wouldn't mind, I'd like to register for this class.

Nicole Musgrave stop by and say hi to Diane and I.

Last chance to sign up for Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle’s class "Make Your Move: Novel Drivers!" Class begins May 5th, sign up at hindmanmakery.org! See MoreSee Less

Last chance to sign up for Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle – Author‘s class "Make Your Move: Novel Drivers!" Class begins May 5th, sign up at hindmanmakery.org! See MoreSee Less

We are less than a week a way from the start of our next courses with Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle – Author and Shawna Kay Rodenberg! Sign up today @hindmanmakery.org! See MoreSee Less

Jayne Moore Waldrop is a Kentucky writer and attorney. She knows her home state from end to end, having grown up in far western Kentucky in a family of displaced Appalachians who returned home often to visit eastern Kentucky.

Waldrop is the author of Retracing My Steps, a finalist in the New Women’s Voices Chapbook Series, and Pandemic Lent: A Season in Poems, both published by Finishing Line Press. Her linked story collection, Drowned Town, was published in 2021 by University Press of Kentucky through its Fireside Industries imprint, a partnership with Hindman Settlement School.

Jayne Moore Waldrop is a Kentucky writer and attorney. She knows her home state from end to end, having grown up in far western Kentucky in a family of displaced Appalachians who returned home often to visit eastern Kentucky.

Waldrop is the author of Retracing My Steps, a finalist in the New Women’s Voices Chapbook Series, and Pandemic Lent: A Season in Poems, both published by Finishing Line Press. Her linked story collection, Drowned Town, was published in 2021 by University Press of Kentucky through its Fireside Industries imprint, a partnership with Hindman Settlement School.
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Write like a scholar with Patricia Hudson! Register for her course now: https://hindman.org/events/appalachian-writers-workshop/ 

Patricia Hudson has been a freelance writer for more than 30 years. She’s written for magazines ranging from Country Living to Women’s Sports and Fitness, but her favorite assignments focus on historical topics. She was a contributing editor at Americana magazine for more than a decade, writing about historic preservation, folk art, and travel destinations for history lovers. As a frequent contributor to Southern Living magazine, she traveled extensively in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, profiling people whose passion for those regions matched her own. She’s a long-time member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Her book credits include: Inns of the Southern Mountains, and Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia, as well as The Carolinas and the Appalachian States, a volume in the Smithsonian Guide to Historic America series.

Write like a scholar with Patricia Hudson! Register for her course now: hindman.org/events/appalachian-writers-workshop/

Patricia Hudson has been a freelance writer for more than 30 years. She’s written for magazines ranging from Country Living to Women’s Sports and Fitness, but her favorite assignments focus on historical topics. She was a contributing editor at Americana magazine for more than a decade, writing about historic preservation, folk art, and travel destinations for history lovers. As a frequent contributor to Southern Living magazine, she traveled extensively in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, profiling people whose passion for those regions matched her own. She’s a long-time member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Her book credits include: Inns of the Southern Mountains, and Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia, as well as The Carolinas and the Appalachian States, a volume in the Smithsonian Guide to Historic America series.
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This will be fascinating!

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