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 January 22, 2019 - Less than a minute Read
Howell Named 2019 USA Fellow in Writing
Hindman Settlement School is pleased to announce that our James … [Read More]
Posted January 18, 2019 - Less than a minute Read
Announcing Chefs’ Night!
It is a pleasure to announce our inaugural Chefs’ Night … [Read More]
February 23, 2019
Chefs' NightBringing culinary excellence together to help children and families. Hindman Settlement School's inaugural Chefs' Night will gather 15 of the region's leading chefs to assemble their finest offerings for guests... [Read More]
April 12 - 14, 2019
Spring 2019 Writers' RetreatThis spring's Writers' Retreat will be facilitated by writer Dana Wildsmith. During the retreat, you will have ample opportunity to write in a peaceful environment while receiving guided feedback and... [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