News and Updates

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 …

News

Apple Stack Cake Cobbler

INGREDIENTS: Serves 16 4 Cups of Chopped Fresh Apples 8 Cups of Dried Apples 4 Cups of Apple Cider 1 1/2 Tablespoon of Cinnamon 1/4 …

Dyslexia

Dyslexia Program: Virtual Victories

This year has brought plenty of adversity, but each challenge has only offered us an opportunity to show our adaptability. The dyslexia program has operated …

Literary

Countdown to “Drowned Town”

Fireside Industries is proud to announce the acquisition of Drowned Town, a book of linked stories, written by Jayne Moore Waldrop. Drowned Town will be …

Executive Director Updates

Executive Director Hindman Settlement School

Manage and direct the Settlement School’s affairs, employees, programs, facilities and outreach activities to accomplish both immediate and long-term organizational goals. Engage, motivate and lead …

News

Folk Arts: Virtual Transitions

The tradition of gathering together to enjoy music is an essential part of the Appalachian experience. Whether it’s joining friends and neighbors to sing hymns …

Craft Shop

Hindman by Design- Misty Feltner

Kiko Designs is a small design business located in Perry County, KY. Owner, Misty Lewis Feltner, works remotely from her home. Services provided include marketing …

Archives

The Flashback #1: Glass Slides

These glass slides have been pulled from our archive room. Each one illustrates the deep-rootedness and long history of Hindman Settlement School, bringing color to …

DAR Spotlight

DAR Spotlight: Caroline Close Stuart American Revolutionaries

It is with much appreciation and admiration that we shine a spotlight on the Caroline Close Stuart Chapter NSDAR of Lake St. Louis, Missouri! Daughters …

News

THE TRUE VALUE OF LOCAL FOOD

After the decline in the coal industry, Eastern Kentucky saw exponential growth in the local food system. For the first time in decades, people looked …

News

UPK & Hindman Launch Appalachian Literary Imprint

In conjunction with their 75th Anniversary, the University of Kentucky Press and Hindman Settlement School collaborated to create the press’s first literary imprint, Fireside Industries. …

News

AFTER-SCHOOL TRADITIONAL ARTS PROGRAMS EXPANDING

South Arts, a nonprofit organization based in Atlanta, Georgia, continues to support Hindman Settlement School through its ‘In These Mountains Central Appalachian Folk Arts and …