Whitesburg KY

Settlement school receives America’s Treasures grant

Pine Mountain Settlement School, a National Historic Landmark in Harlan County, has received a 2008 Save America’s Treasures grant from the National Park Service. The $138,575 competitive federal grant will be used on 10 projects to repair historic buildings at the school.

Founded in 1913 by Katherine Pettit and Ethel DeLong, Pine Mountain Settlement School has been described as the best example of a rural settlement institution of the early 20th century. The school’s educational programs were and continue to be innovative, and the campus plan and many of its buildings were designed by one of the first women architects in the country. Pine Mountain’s current educational program emphasizes environmental education, conservation of the natural environment, and historic preservation skills workshops.

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