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World War I Heroes

In celebration of Military Appreciation Month, I thought it would be nice to recognize the Hindman Settlement School’s history of service members and highlight the sacrifices made during the early years of the 20th century. The first photo pulled from the archives depicts three young men, who volunteered to fight for the freedom of this …

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Foodways Farewell

I sit here, staring across campus and am overwhelmed by the monumental work that has happened here at the forks of Troublesome Creek. The foundation laid in the early years has built an institution that has focused on the community and remained relevant throughout its longstanding history. My time here, has been short, but impactful …

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Restoring the James Still Cottage | #KyGives

One of the Settlement’s projects for Kentucky Gives Day 2021 is to restore the historic James Still cottage on our campus in order to preserve the legacy of our longtime writer-in-residence and the man who brought about a renaissance for Appalachian literature during his prolific career. When complete, the restoration will preserve this historic structure, …

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A Return to Normalcy

After more than a year of atypical screenings for dyslexic characteristics due to the COVID-19 lockdown, we were finally able to resume screening kids in the same way we have for decades; face-to-face. We have been requiring everyone to wear a mask and practice social distancing so that everyone can remain safe and have screened …

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Common Threads

Five weeks ago, students from Knott and surrounding counties embarked on a challenging journey; to learn how to sew, knit, and quilt…. all via Zoom. This semester, the Common Threads arts education program at Hindman Settlement School focused on various forms of textile arts for our after-school arts classes. Three textile arts classes have been …

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Anderson Named Settlement’s Eighth Executive Director

Hindman Settlement School’s Board of Directors welcomes Will Anderson as the next Executive Director, beginning June 1, 2021.  Will Anderson comes to the Settlement with more than twenty years of leadership experience serving as a senior executive in the finance, corporate management, and nonprofit fields. Most recently, Will served as the Executive Director for Retired Senior …

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