DAR at Hindman: A Look Back

This weekend Hindman Settlement School has the pleasure of hosting over 150 members of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Their upcoming visit to Hindman is the first stop on their triennial tour of DAR approved schools.

Since 1903 the NSDAR has been helping children in mountain regions receive a quality education.  According to a ledger kept by May Stone, one of Hindman’s founders, the school has began receiving gifts from chapters as early as 1904. Hindman Settlement School became a DAR approved school in 1921 and has held a close relationship with the organization ever since.

DAR members waiting to tour the James Still Learning Center, 1998.

Today Hindman Settlement School is one of only six DAR approved schools.  Although no longer serving as a traditional school, DAR support allows Hindman to serve children in the region through our dyslexia and culture programming.  

dar-6DAR members observing a dyslexia program student working in the Learning Center.

Because of our long partnership, the Settlement’s archives contain a wealth of DAR artifacts.  We’ve included some here to take a look back at the DAR’s involvement at Hindman Settlement School. 

dar-7DAR members crossing the footbridge to the school.

dar-4Breaking ground for the Chapel In the Trees, 2001.

dar-3Ribbon cutting ceremony for the completed Chapel In the Trees, 2003.

We look forward to welcoming daughters on Sunday, October 9 for a chapel service and dedication ceremonies for the Lynn Forney Young Outdoor Classroom and the Hindman Settlement School Flag Plaza.