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 December 13, 2017 - Less than a minute Read
Enjoying Some Dumplin’s & Dancin’!
On an unseasonably mild winter weekend, in this the early … [Read More]
Posted December 12, 2017 - Less than a minute Read
Not your Grandma’s Chicken, but Close
Listening to folks reminisce on food memories, often brings up … [Read More]
February 22 - 23, 2018
Eastern Kentucky Farmer ConferenceSave the date for the second annual East Kentucky Farmer Conference at Hindman Settlement School, hosted in collaboration with Community Farm Alliance. [Read More]
March 8 - 11, 2018
Hindman Dulcimer HomecomingJoin us March 8-11. 2018 in Hindman, KY for the fourth annual Hindman Dulcimer Homecoming! Attendees will enjoy nightly concerts, dulcimer workshops and seminars, interactive demonstrations and exhibits, networking opportunities,... [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