Category: Shopping

Kentucky Arts and Crafts

Whether you choose to tour the gallery exhibitions or just peruse the eclectic retail shop, you will find unique items from Kentucky craftspeople and artisans. In each case, you will discover information about the artisans, their materials, and the processes they use to make… Continue Reading “Kentucky Arts and Crafts”

Old Town Amish Store

When Berea, Kentucky isn’t a full-day tour stop, we always try to at least stop here. Often, we’ll grab a box lunch to eat on the way. A visit to the store is a treat for the senses, especially with the smells of fresh-baked… Continue Reading “Old Town Amish Store”

Appalachian Artifacts & Lore

“I just plain hated the idea of that object being hauled to Terre Haute or Dayton and made into a table completely removed from the context of the region, and from the people who made it and used it.” Thus spoke John Rice Irwin,… Continue Reading “Appalachian Artifacts & Lore”

Great Eats – On Ole Rocky Top …

It’s part of a busy day, so we’ll try to murder more than one avian with the rocks we have when we reach Rocky Top. We tried to get the University of Tennessee Pride of the Southland Marching Band to entertain you with their… Continue Reading “Great Eats – On Ole Rocky Top …”

A Utopia in the Cumberlands

In Victorian England, the younger sons of landed British families had no rights to inheritance and few socially acceptable options for work. Author and social reformer Thomas Hughes dreamed of a Utopian community where such sons could, through agriculture, build a community free of… Continue Reading “A Utopia in the Cumberlands”