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 May 17, 2018 - Less than a minute Read
Get Ready to Make History!
We’re counting down the days to May 22nd and Kentucky … [Read More]
Posted May 14, 2018 - Less than a minute Read
A Home for Appalachian Literature
The first project I initiated upon my being named the … [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]
June 9, 2018
Golf ScrambleJoin us for an afternoon golf scramble to benefit Hindman Settlement School's dyslexia intervention programs serving children and families in central Appalachia. The scramble will take place at Lone Oak Golf... [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