True Appalachia: Arts, Literature and Culture
Meet with professors and students at the renowned Berea College to discover authentic Appalachian art, music and dance in Berea, “The Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky.”
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Program No. 6721RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Nowhere is the artisan culture of Appalachia more thriving than Berea, “The Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky.” This sleepy mountain town may be small, but its ornate, handmade crafts put it on the map in a big way. Stay in a historic inn at the renowned Berea College as you learn the region’s rich history and culture in one of the last truly authentic Appalachian towns. Enjoy regional bluegrass and folk music performances, meet with students and professors to learn about local craftsmanship and even make your own craft in traditional Appalachian style.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about the fascinating culture of Appalachia in discussions with local experts and in a hands-on basket-making workshop.
  • Experience traditional Appalachian music and dance as local musicians perform bluegrass, folk and gospel.
  • Enjoy luxurious accommodations in the heart of Berea College at the historic Boone Tavern Hotel, featuring handmade furniture from the students.
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