What are the universal characteristics of folktales and folklore? And what do these common terms actually mean? Let's find out!
The ancient Appalachian mountains are home to a variety of cultures. The “hillbilly” stereotype largely pertains to descendents of the original Scotch-Irish settlers. But Native Americans, African-Americans and other European immigrants, first recruited for coal mining work, give Appalachia a multicultural tapestry that may be surprising to some.
Appalachia's remoteness, turbulent history and challenging terrain birthed a culture that's self-reliant and proud. Read more about Appalachian culture below.
Learn about the history of coal mining in Appalachia, the growth of mining towns and the resulting poverty in a changing world.
Cherokee history and culture were nearly extinguished in Appalachia. Learn about efforts of a new generation to preserve their unique past.
Why are Appalachian ghost stories so deep-rooted in mountain culture and folklore? Let’s journey into this ancient, rugged land to find out.