Exploring Appalachia: Main Exhibit

LJAC's featured exhibit "Exploring Appalachia"

Title: “Exploring Appalachia”: Our Standing Exhibit

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.  When the Gallery is converted into a classroom, this map is the backdrop. As a result, this makes the Gallery a great setting for teaching about the region.

View of the Appalachian Center gallery

The exhibit highlights include a thirty pound block of coal –the amount required to generate the average daily electrical usage of the typical American household. In addition, the Gallery showcases 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, Dr. Chad Berry, Silas House, and Dr. Chris Green.  Assisted by many student Curatorial Assistants and Associates.

Location: Main Gallery, Loyal Jones Appalachian Center, Stephenson Hall Ground Floor, Berea College Campus, 205 N. Main St., Berea, Kentucky.  Public Parking is available at College Square and on Main Street.