Support the Museum
Museum Member Brochure
Annual Pow Wow
The Native Community
(Current Events & Interest)

Resources & Links:

Kentucky Teacher's
Native American Guide

Native Americans:
Who Are They Today?

Teaching About
American Indians

Kentucky Living Article
on Museum's Benefits To
Native Culture/Education

Links of Interest:


Download the
2015 Brochure (pdf)

Board of Directors

President & CEO
Ken Phillips
4116 Cumberland Falls Hwy
Corbin, KY 40701

Vice President
Michael Davis
703 Brockton Street
Richmond, KY 40475

Sharon Kay Asher
480 Paris-Karr Road
Keavy, KY 40737

Chief Financial Officer
Shelia Phillips
4116 Cumberland Falls Hwy
Corbin, KY 40701

Community Outreach
Adam Phillips
82 Jenny's Branch Road
Whitley City, KY 42653

Member At Large
Phyllis Lee
PO Box 56
Canon, KY 40923

Member At Large
Katelyn Lester
480 Paris-Karr Road
Keavy, KY 40737

Upcoming Events for the Museum:

Native American Weekend at Cumberland Falls
March 27th - 29th, 2015

Red Bud Festival at Union College, Barbourville, KY
April 17th - 18th, 2015

The Kentucky Native American Heritage Museum
receives a check for $9,037 through the Kentucky Arts Partnership
grant program from the Kentucky Arts Council.
Pictured (left to right): KNAHM President & CEO Ken Phillips;
KNAHM Cheif Financial Officer Shelia Phillips;
State Rep. Regina Bunch; KY Arts Council Board Member Andee Rudloff;
and Arts Council Executive Director Lori Meadows

The Kentucky Native American Heritage Museum was founded in 1999 to promote understanding of North America's Indigenous People from both historic and contemporary perspectives, through collection and dissemination of information about their histories, cultures, beliefs, and expressive arts; their existing communities, lifestyles, occupations and ways; and their past and ongoing contributions to Appalachia's and our nation's cultural weave.

We have particular interest in providing venues for and otherwise supporting the work and lifestyles of those who preserve tribal traditions in their homes and communities through educational and social activities, creative expressions and proactive honoring of diversity in schools, museums, libraries, festivals and other public and private outlets.

The museum brings native people and the general public into closer contact with each other, promoting mutual awareness and appreciation. The museum also teaches children and adults about the Eastern Woodland Tribes which inhabited this region when Europeans first came and had significant affect on everything from choice of self-government to food-ways and survival skills; whose descendants (estimated to include up to 90% of all Appalachians) still play the primary role in shaping the mountain character.

The museum began as a mobile outreach to schools, libraries, museums, festivals and Pow Wows in Kentucky. Originally designed to serve Kentucky, we now reach service areas in Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Through 2011, 80,000 people have directly benefited from active participation in our programs.


The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to the Kentucky Native American Heritage Museum with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Kentucky Native American Heritage Museum, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3/non-profit organization.
For more information, or to book the museum for your event, school or facility,
call (606)526-5635 or e-mail
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4116 Cumberland Falls Highway, Corbin, KY 40701

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