History and Museums
The process is underway to designate southern and eastern Kentucky as the Kentucky Wildlands National Heritage Area. The Secretary of the Interior is undertaking The Kentucky Wildlands National Heritage Area Feasibility Study to determine whether the region meets the requirements to become Kentucky’s first National Heritage Area.
@astctour Twitter List on History and Museums
recreation.gov: use the map to zoom into our region
Check out the National Parks page for more history
Exhibition Coal Mine (Beckley)
Matewan Depot Replica Museum (CRDRT)
"Early on the morning of February 26, 1972, a coal slurry impoundment on Buffalo Creek collapsed, sending millions of gallons of wastewater rushing into the valley below."
Legends and Lore
Portal 31 Coal Mine and Tour (Harlan)
Letcher County CRDRT
Presbyterian Church Log Cathedral (Perry County)
Battle of Leatherwood Civil War (Perry County). 3 day event in Oct.
Barthell Coal Mining Camp Tours (Sterns)
Appalachian African-American Cultural Center (Pennington Gap) CRDRT
The Lee County Story CRDRT
Ralph Stanley Museum (Dickenson County) CRDRT
Doctor Phipps Family Museum. Medical Doctor. (Dickenson County) CRDRT
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