News and Updates

Literary

Must Reads from Appalachian LGBTQ+ Voices

Serving as the seedbed for the Appalachian literary tradition for over a century, Hindman Settlement School aims to lift up the voices and stories of …

Donor Spotlight

Donor Spotlight: Patricia Cannon Childs

The continued success of the Hindman Settlement School is dependent on the generous support of donors with a heart for the region and a vested interest in our …

Literary

Restoration Underway at Still Cottage

Last month friends of Hindman from across the state and around the globe joined together on Kentucky Gives Day to support the restoration of the …

Literary

Fireside Industries Wins Two IPPY Awards

Fireside Industries, the literary imprint of Hindman Settlement School in partnership with the University Press of Kentucky, is pleased to announce two recent titles have …

Donor Spotlight

$30,503 | #KyGives21 Goal Shattered!

In just 24 hours, 143 friends of Hindman Settlement School contributed a total of $30,503 to support two vital projects on our campus. Kentucky Gives …

Archives

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 …

Foodways

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 …

Literary

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 …

News

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 …

News

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. …

Farm

Daffodils & New Beginnings

Daffodils hold a special place in my heart. Not only are they beautiful, but to me they represent the beginning of better days. Whenever they …

DAR Spotlight

Launching The Imagination Library of Knott County!

One of the questions I am often asked by DAR friends from across the country is “How can we help support Hindman?” While there are …

Archives

The Settlement School at War

Disclaimer: This letter was written in 1918, therefore it contains dated descriptions and depictions of people of different cultures or backgrounds. The use of these …

Executive Director Updates

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 …

Foodways

Plowing New Ground

Spring is in the air on Troublesome Creek and folks are itching to get ground turned, feel the moist soil on their hands, and see …

Archives

Celebrating Women’s Day: Founding Mothers

In celebration of International Women’s Month, the Hindman Settlement School would like to honor the women of Southeast Kentucky that have changed Appalachia through their …

Dyslexia

ReadingCorps: A Transformative Experience

In 2020, the Hindman Settlement School received an AmeriCorps grant, which allowed us to hire up to 40 full-time tutors to serve in Knott, Perry …

Donor Spotlight

2020 Annual Report – Beyond The Numbers!

We are pleased to share our 2019-20 Annual Report, which highlights both the numbers and stories of our work over the past year. While this …

Foodways

Thanks to the Food System

Somehow, we have made our way to Thanksgiving 2020. A week that ushers in the holiday season, sets forth many family traditions and brings awareness …

Farm

Reflections from the Fields

At the beginning of 2020, we had very different plans for how the year was going to go with our farm than how it turned …

News

Creating Community in a Crisis

This past week, I had the pleasure of being a part of the community that surrounds food and music here in eastern Kentucky. Even in …

Events

Dumplin’s & Dancin’: A (virtual) Series on Appalachian Food & Dance Traditions!

Every year, we gather together at the Forks of Troublesome to celebrate Appalachian Food and Dance. As with everything else this year, our gathering will …

Archives

Appalachian Costumes and Celebrations

These photos were pulled from the archives. They depict ceremonies of yesteryear where Appalachians dressed in handmade costumes made from items they found around their …

Craft Shop

Just a Few Miles South with Chef Ouita Michel

Hindman Settlement School is thrilled to share the next title releasing from Fireside Industries, our literary imprint with the University Press of Kentucky. Just a …

Foodways

Continuing to Make a Difference

Well, it’s finally October. The leaves are exploding with color, the air is getting cooler, and no denying the year is quickly fading away. 2020 …