The Kentucky Folk Art Center works with our partners at the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music to provide arts and humanities educational outreach service to K-12 public schools across Kentucky. To schedule educational programs, please contact our Outreach Educator, Susan Hawkins at or 606-783-8719.
Traveling Tabletop Exhibitions
KFAC offers two sets each of three different tabletop exhibitions. These are ideal for classroom or library use. They are easy to display and durable.
- Folk Art in Kentucky
- Traditional Crafts in Kentucky
- Traditional Music in Kentucky
Pictures in Place – A Narrative Photography Project for High School Students
Students will write a personal narrative essay that clearly and authentically expresses their point of view, while focusing on their current and future place within their community in Eastern Kentucky and Appalachia. Students will communicate and support their point of view and story in sequence remembering to communicate who, what, when, where and how. Students will write their essays in a personal, creative way following the grade appropriate Kentucky Academic Expectations, Program of Studies and Core Content for Assessment. Students will then use digital cameras to take photos that visually assist their narrative essay in showing their place within their community and Appalachia.
KFAC uses community musicians to provide in-school performance programs. Programs are designed to fit the needs of teachers and students keeping with Kentucky’s Common Core Content and Program of Studies guidelines.
Visits to KFAC
KFAC always offers free admission to educational groups. We will always work with teachers to customize educational tours.
Cora Wilson Stewart Moonlight School
Acquired as a gift in 1972, this authentic one-room school was located adjacent to Breckinridge Hall for several years before being moved in 2001 to a spot near the Moonlight Stage on East First Street. It was named in honor of Cora Wilson Stewart, the founder of adult education in the US, a former school superintendent in Rowan County and an MSU alumnus.
KFAC was able to update and redesign these educational offerings thanks to a major grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.