Hindman Hosts NSDAR Schools Tour

Hindman Settlement School was thrilled to host the first stop of the DAR School Tour led by President General Ann T. Dillon and DAR School National Chair Peggy C. Troxell on Sunday, October 9, 2016. More than 200 Daughters from across the Unites States, including 100 from Kentucky, converged on our historic campus to experience Appalachian hospitality and learn about the Settlement’s education and service programs.


Mrs. Ann Dillon, NSDAR President General, observes a dyslexia tutoring session.

Sunday’s visit began with a Chapel Service featuring music from old time musician Sarah Wood and a devotion from Hindman Settlement School Executive Director Dr. Brent Hutchinson. Following the service, attendees enjoyed a traditional Appalachian feast which was proudly and completely sourced from local, Kentucky products. After lunch, Daughters were able to shop in the Marie Stewart Craft Shop enjoy the scenic sights on a walking tour of campus that culminated with a visit to the James Still Learning Center for an opportunity to see the dyslexia program staff leading a tutoring session with students.


Vice President General from Massachsetts Gail Terry and Georgia State Regent Joyce Patton enjoy a break on the banks of Troublesome Creek.

The visit concluded with a ceremonial check presentation, the dedication of the Hindman Settlement School Flag Plaza by the Tennessee Society DAR, and the dedication of the Lynn F. Young Outdoor Classroom, which was donated by the NSDAR Junior Membership Committee. It was a pleasure hosting this esteemed group of ladies and we are forever grateful for the generous support that NSDAR has provided to our institution throughout the years!


NSDAR President General Ann Dillion presents a ceremonial check in the amount of $190,458 illustrating the support provided to Hindman during the last administration to Dr. Brent Hutchinson.


Dedication of Lynn F. Young Outdoor Classroom. Pictured Kentucky Society DAR Schools Chair JeanEllen Hiter-Melton, NSDAR Recording Secretary General Morgan Lake, and Dr. Brent Hutchinson.


Dedication of Hindman Settlement School Flag Plaza by Tennessee Society DAR. Pictured Vice President General Susan Thomas, Tennessee State Regent Charlotte Reynolds, and Dr. Brent Hutchinson.