Pickin’ Porch Players

The wind sings an old song in Kentucky,
half remembered from some other time and place,
it brings back now and then an old time feeling,
left over from its never ending grace.
                                                           McLain Family Band
                                                           excerpt from Kentucky Wind

For more than a century, musicians from all walks of life have gathered on the Settlement’s porches to pick and play the songs of this region. The McLain Family Pickin‘ Porch, part of the capital campaign that aims to renew the historic, yet aging, facilities on campus will provide a space for musicians, singers, storytellers, and friends to gather and hear the melodies ‘from another time and place.’

By becoming a member of the Pickin’ Porch Players, you can support the development of this gathering place and ensure the institution’s ability to cultivate the next generation of Appalachian musicians while leaving a legacy on this historic campus and receiving exclusive recognition opportunities!

Benefits & Recognition
In addition to providing the critical financial support to construct the McLain Family Pickin’ Porch at the forthcoming May Stone Gathering Place, individuals, dependent upon selected level, receive name recognition on the porch’s spindles, the wind chimes to be placed in the porch’s rafters, or rocking chairs designed for pickin.’ In addition, members will receive a commemorative Hindman pick and other exclusive artisan items.

Several membership levels are available and can be fulfilled with convenient, affordable quarterly or monthly installments.

To join, simply fill out the form below. To setup installments in lieu of a single, one-time gift, select the Recurring Gift box in the form below.

You may also click here to download a paper form and return it, along with a check, to Hindman Settlement School | PO Box 844 | Hindman, KY 41822.