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“Community effort” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Appalshop

91 Madison Ave, Whitesburg, KY 41858
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Whitesburg
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
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“Community effort”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Appalshop began as a grass-roots effort to save the Appalachian heritage through archive the music and folklore of the area in video and print. It also advocated conservation of nature in opposition to the destruction of strip mining. It has evolved into a radio station, recording studio, auditorium, and many other facets, still concerned with preservation of all that is good about Appalachia. In early June each year it hosts a "Seedtime on the Cumberland" festival with music, storytelling and crafts.

Visited May 2012
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“Appal Shop, the bright spot!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

Appalshop is a non-profit multidisciplinary media, arts and education center based in Whitesburg, Kentucky. We, as interns of EPG program of Berea College went there and explored and interviewed the persons in charge.

Beth Bingman, the Managing Director of Applashop, warmly welcomed us and explained us what projects they are doing right now, what is their purpose and a brief history of the shop. The shop is three story building: first floor is like Gallery displaying pictures or drawings by local high school students. On the second floor, they have a small library storing CDs, cassettes, documentary films, shirts, some of them for sale. On the top floor, they have film editing room and some others.

We are also very lucky and honored to see and interview of Director and Producer of the movie, Stranger with a Camera, Elizabeth Barret. She is very kind and warm to give us time to interview her. She even talked about how she was involved and inspired to film Stranger with a Camera.

One of the significant things while we were there is that we have witnessed the air room, WMMT-FM 88.7. They even agreed to help us to air the announcement of Workshops for Social Media that we are going to hold at KRADD regions. As we are interns of Berea College, they really give time for us and hope that we obtain enough information that we are seeking for.

The shop is the right place for both educators and tourists. This is one of the places that you cannot miss while you are in Letcher County, Whitesburg.

Visited July 2011
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