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 September 7, 2018 - Less than a minute Read
An Opening Celebration!
August 5th doubled as a birthday party and a ribbon-cutting … [Read More]
Posted August 29, 2018 - Less than a minute Read
From Hobby to Business
Hindman Settlement School's Foodways Program is committed to supporting the … [Read More]
October 17, 2018
Pre-Race Day DinnerNearly 200 friends and supporters will join us for the 17th annual Hindman Day at the Races at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, KY on October 18, 2018. Whether you are traveling... [Read More]
October 18, 2018
Hindman Day at the RacesHindman Settlement School invites you to join us for the 17th annual Hindman Day at the Races, presented by Forcht Bank, on October 18, 2018 during the Fall Meet at... [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