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Main St. between Court W to Broadway St.
Architecture: Classical Revival
Broadway and College Sts.
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Arts Instruction back to topAngela Watkins, Art Faculty Angela Watkins, Art Faculty Angela Watkins, Art Faculty
Scott Hollan, 8th grade arts and humanities faculty
Breathitt Area Technology Center Classes include webpage design, as well as a Carpentry program.
Breathitt County Public Library Has monthly programs which include crafts for young children. Breathitt County Conservation District Sponsors the Courier-Journal and Jim Claypool Conservation Art and writing contest for Breathitt County students grades 1-12Arts Organizations back to top
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Breathitt County Museum
329 Broadway Street
Features weaving looms, spinning wheels, historical photos, Appalachian/early life memorabilia. Website has an archive of scanned historical photos
Breathitt Heritage Fair Annual Fair
Labor Day Weekend
Arts and Crafts displays and booths
Downtown Christmas Held the 1st Saturday of December in Jackson
Features an Arts and Crafts fair
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BREATHITTCOUNTY.COM Website Independently maintained source on local history/photographs
Jackson, KY 41339
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Nine 10-inch tapes of Baptist lining-out hymns recorded in Knott County, Kentucky, and Lima, Ohio, by William H. Tallmadge, May-July, October 1968. The collection includes two linear inches of correspondence, notes, and song lists. (includes AFS 13,672-13,680) (LWO 5611) [catalog record]
Summary: Field recordings of Baptist lining-out hymns recorded in Knott County, Magoffin County, and Breathitt County, Kentucky; and in Lima, Ohio; by William H. Tallmadge, during May-July, and October 1968. This singing tradition is also known as lined-out hymnody, where a leader chants ("lines" or "gives out") each line of text prior to its singing in unison by the group. Tallmadge primarily recorded members of the area's United Baptist Churches and Regular Baptist Churches. In addition to lined-out hymns, he recorded solo hymn singing, hymns sung without lining-out; gospel and revival hymns; and hymn singing at homes. He recorded several church services, including hymns, prayers, sermons, testimonies, memorial services and funerals; plus children's singing, folk dances, and games at school. He interviewed hymn singers, leaders, and clergy about their family histories, performance style, knowledge of rarely sung hymns, knowledge of hymn tunes; uses of hymnals and ballad sheets or ballad books. The collection includes copies of Tallmadge's notes on his interviews, which describe the singers' homes, children, education, occupations (including coal mining), religious beliefs, and migration of family members to Ohio and Indiana for work, as well as various singers' and churches' reactions to his project to record their hymns for the Library of Congress. Notebooks include a listing of the versions of the hymns collected by Tallmadge arranged by title. There is some music notation for a few hymns. The collection includes correspondence between Tallmadge and the Archive of Folk Song, 1966-1968, and an article by Tallmadge, "Anglo-Saxon vs. Scotch-Irish" in Mountain Life and Work, 45 no. 2 (February 1969).
Three tapes containing 20 interviews and narratives with residents of Breathitt County, Kentucky. Recorded in 1972. Collected by Linda Lonon Blanton.
One tape containing an oral history with T.P. Pence, age 81, of Jackson, Kentucky, disucssing Spanish American War, being stationed in the Philippines, recreation, transportation, laying railroad track, and funerals. Recorded October 26, 1971.
One tape containing an oral history with Sam VanderMeer, age 71, of Kentucky, discussing mountain people, eduation, and development of Morris Fork. Recorded November 4, 1971. Collected by the Appalachian Oral History Project, Lees College Library, Jackson, Kentucky.
One tape containing an oral history with Manford Strong, age 89, of Whick, Kentucky, discussing working on the railroad. Recorded on an unknown date. Collected by the Appalachian Oral History Project, Lees College Library, Jackson, Kentucky.
One tape containing an oral history with Jethro Beverly and Rose Beverly of Pine Ridge, Kentucky, discussing school, childhood games, holidays, life in the past, and coal mining stories. Recorded February 2, 1984. Collected by the Appalachian Oral History Project, Lees College Library, Jackson, Kentucky.
One tape containing an oral history with Wilford Lawson and Carol Lawson, of Trent, Kentucky, discussing childhood games, radio, songs, life during the war, gardening, school, and tobacco farming. Recorded February 2, 1984. Collected by the Appalachian Oral History Project, Lees College Library, Jackson, Kentucky.
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