Standing Exhibit: “Exploring Appalachia”
Title: “Exploring Appalachia”
Dates Showing: Ongoing since 2006, but constantly changing.
Description: Centered around a 12 foot square relief map of the region, this exhibit provides a nice introduction to the Appalachia for all levels of interest. This map is the backdrop when the Gallery is converted to a classroom, making the Gallery a great setting for teaching about the region.
Exhibit highlights include a thirty pound block of coal–the amount required to generate the average daily electrical usage of the typical American household; a map of all the places in Appalachian where energy is generated and fuels are extracted; information about the history, naming, and definition of Appalachia; and a little about Appalachian dialect.
Curators: There have been a host of curators for different components of this exhibit including, Christopher Miller, Chad Berry, Silas House, and Chris Green. Assisted by many student Curatorial Assistants and Associates.
Location: Main Gallery, Loyal Jones Appalachian Center, Stephenson Hall Ground Floor, Berea College Campus, 211 N. Main St., Berea, Kentucky. Public Parking is available at College Square and on Main Street.