Kentucky Craft History & Education Association

The Kentucky Craft History and Education Association is a Kentucky based 501c-3 which conserves and presents the history of Kentucky's craft movement.

Kentucky Craft History & Education Association

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KCHEA has completed nearly 60 video oral history interviews of craft artisans, organization and government leaders that have contributed to Kentucky's contemporary craft movement. Many of these are available online in the Kentucky Historical Society's digital collection. Excerpts of a few are available for viewing on our YouTube channel, KCHEAORG. Currently, the board is working on the development of the Kentucky Craft Encyclopedia, which will be an interpretive online resource for the history and culture of Kentucky crafts. It will educate researchers, historians, students, artisans, craftspeople, and the general public through an extensive interactive encyclopedia. It will be developed using open-source technologies that will serve as a model for other states to enable national preservation of craft history.

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Interesting feature on the luthiers of Hindman, Kentucky, a program of the Appalachian Artisan Center.

Published on 2015-03-19 22:07:06 GMT

Interesting article about artists in business.

Published on 2015-03-17 20:10:11 GMT

Will you be attending? Craft History: Preserving Your Personal Legacy Workshop? If you are not able to attend, please feel free to request the workshop materials by email. If you would like to attend at a later date, please let us know and give us an idea of the best location for you. Send us an email,

Published on 2015-03-03 18:13:26 GMT

PRESERVING YOUR PERSONAL LEGACY WORKSHOP – Mark Your Calendars! KCHEA is hosting a workshop for craft artists: “Craft History: Preserving Your Legacy”. Kentucky Crafted: The Market Lexington Convention Center March 8, 10 a.m. – Noon. Topics will include an overview of KCHEA, community scholars and oral histories, and how to approach museums and archives about placing items in their collections. Additional details will follow soon. Check here, or send an email to to be placed on our mailing list.

Published on 2015-02-04 17:06:43 GMT

The Kentucky Historical Society is seeking a new home for 35 items deaccessioned from the Churchill Weavers Collection. The items are available on a first-come, first-served basis. It is the responsibility of the acquiring institution to pick-up the items at KHS in Frankfort, or pay for shipping the items to their institution. The items must be picked-up or shipped to the institution by March 27, 2015. If you have questions about these deaccessioned items, please direct them to, Jennifer Spence, at, or (502) 564-1792 ext. 4503.