Hindman & The DAR
May Stone, a Hindman Settlement School co-founder, was among the first generation of women to be active in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Ms. Stone was born in 1867 to Confederate Officer Henry Stone and Patricia Bourne Stone. Her maternal great grandfather fought in the American Revolution. Katherine Pettit, another co-founder, was also a Kentucky Daughter.
According to a ledger kept by May Stone, Hindman Settlement School was receiving gifts from DAR chapters as early as 1904. In 1921, it became an NSDAR-approved school. As of today, we are fortunate to be one of only six schools in the United States with such a designation. In addition, several DAR officers and members have served and continue to serve on the Hindman Settlement School’s board of directors.
Hindman Settlement School continues to receive financial assistance from DAR chapters and members, including scholarships, material donations, and genuine personal interest. We are deeply grateful for all that Daughters have done to carry forth May Stone and Katherine Pettit’s vision.