In the heart of Kentucky's coalfields, Pine Mountain Settlement School is reigniting a vision so old it is new again. Visit, support, and advocate for the beautiful people, children, cultures, and wildlands of the Kentucky Mountains.
The most beautiful place on earth is serving Eastern Kentucky with world-class Environmental Education programming, people- and place-driven Community Development, sustainable and traditional Agricultural stewardship, and strong Appalachian Cultures and Heritage. Serving the people of the Kentucky Mountains since 1913, our mission is to enrich lives and connect people through Appalachian place-based education for all ages.
Join the 100 year-old traditions of Pine Mountain Settlement School at Fair Day.
During Fall Arts Weekend, learn and work with experts in workshops on nature photography, dry stone masonry, weaving, woodcarving, blacksmithing, and stained glass. Harlan County native and renowned photographer Malcolm J. Wilson will lead the digital nature photography workshop.
Join your fellow window specialists for the North American Window Preservation Summit IV. During the week, you’ll be a part of historic window energy efficiency testing, hands-on workshops, demonstrations, wood and steel window best practices for weatherization/preservation and have a lot of fun while you learn! We're lining up a great group of presenters and look forward to having everyone back together.
Skip the Smoky Mountain crowds and experience the unadulterated Appalachian fall beauty at Fall Color Weekend.
The gardening season doesn’t have to end. Join us to learn more about using high tunnels and row covers to extend your growing season well into the winter and how these methods produce some the sweetest and most crisp vegetables around.
Pine Mountain Settlement School would like to honor those who have served our country on Monday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m. in Laurel House. Veteran's and those presently serving will be provided a free meal and fellowship with members of all branches of the military.
There is no cost to Veterans and those presently serving in the military.
The annual Nativity Play will be presented Sunday, December 8 at 3 and 7 p.m. in the Pine Mountain Settlement School Chapel. The doors will open 30 minutes prior to each performance for special music.
Whether you are looking for an out-of-school experience like no other or want to see some of the rarest wildflowers in the world, Pine Mountain Settlement School is your destination. We offer outstanding overnight programs for schools, unique adult and family workshops, and an array of community farm workshops.
A hidden gem in your own backyard: Pine Mountain Settlement School is a beautiful 3 to 5 hour drive from Lexington, Louisville, Knoxville, Atlanta, and Cincinnati. Find an event to attend, bring your family or organization for a retreat, or encourage your local school to visit.