Honoring the past, improving the present, and planning for the future of Central Appalachia.
Hindman Settlement School is a vibrant beacon for progressive learning, community enrichment, and cultural exploration in the Central Appalachian region. We provide practical courses, programs, and services designed to inspire collaboration and improve the lives of the people in our community. We know that through proper education, stewardship, and support, the people of our community can help our region thrive.Who We Are
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News & Updates
Posted April 17, 2018 - Less than a minute Read
Kentucky Dare to be Square
In late March, an enthusiastic group of dancers, callers, and … [Read More]
Posted April 13, 2018 - Less than a minute Read
Wrapping Up Another School Year!
This is a very busy time for the dyslexia program! … [Read More]
May 4, 2018
Derby Eve PartyYou are cordially invited to the 46th Annual Poor Man's Harlan County Derby Eve Party to be held in Lexington, Kentucky on Friday, May 4th 2018 at B&B Morgan Tire... [Read More]
May 26, 2018
Alumni ReunionMake plans to join us for the 2018 Alumni Reunion featuring a delicious meal inside the newly renovated Mullins Center, extended opportunities to reconnect with classmates and friends, and special... [Read More]
The Settlement Idea
Established in 1902, Hindman Settlement School was the first rural social settlement school established in America and is currently the most successful. Hindman Settlement School was founded by May Stone and Katherine Pettit in Hindman, Kentucky, and the school soon became a model center for education, healthcare, and social services.History