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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Posted February 25, 2019 - Less than a minute Read
Bring On Spring!
On my family farm, the frogs came early this year. … [Read More]
Posted February 12, 2019 - Less than a minute Read
I’ve got a bit of an unusual job here at … [Read More]
April 2, 2019
Pastured Poultry ClassLearn the ins and outs of raising backyard meat chickens at this free Agrilachia class held in the Mike Mullins Cultural Heritage Center at the Hindman Settlement School (51 Center... [Read More]
April 4, 2019
Seeds & StoriesCelebrate spring at Hindman Settlement School and enjoy an evening full of heritage and humor with Seeds and Stories. Stop in and listen to the lore of local experts saving... [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