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Resources & Links:

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Native American Guide

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Who Are They Today?

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American Indians

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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


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 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


Native American Heritage Museum
Awarded Kentucky Arts Partnership Grant

Pictured, from left:
John Hockensmith, KY Arts Council Board Member
KY Senator Sara Beth Gregory
Shelia & Ken "Greyfeather" Phillips (KNAHM)
Lori Meadows, KY Arts Council Executive Director

FRANKFORT, Ky. State arts leaders gathered Jan. 28 for Arts Day in Kentucky, an annual celebration of the Commonwealth's arts community and the vital roles it plays in the state's livelihood. The day is also an opportunity for arts leaders to thank members of the Kentucky General Assembly for their continued support of arts funding through the Kentucky Arts Council.

Sen. Sara Beth Gregory presented the Kentucky Native American Heritage Museum with a check for $11,895 for a Kentucky Arts Partnership (KAP) grant awarded by the arts council in July 2013. The funding awarded to the Kentucky Native American Heritage Museum is part of $1.8 million the arts council awarded to 102 nonprofit arts organizations across the state for the 2014 fiscal year.

"Kentucky has excellent arts organizations in every region of the Commonwealth that provide year-round arts experiences in their communities," said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. "The state arts agency is proud to partner with the Kentucky Native American Heritage Museum to ensure the arts are made available to all Kentuckians."

KAP grants provide operating support on a competitive basis to arts and cultural organizations and community arts programs to ensure participation in the arts is available to the people of Kentucky.

For more information about Arts Day in Kentucky, click here.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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.


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