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Get Involved

Take a Class

Throughout the year, we offer a wide range of hands-on workshops teaching traditional skills that were practiced by Southern Appalachian pioneers. Most workshops are open to students aged 16 and older and of all experience levels, unless stated otherwise in the workshop description.  To see our upcoming workshops and register:


Volunteers are absolutely essential to making the Center function.  We love and appreciate all our volunteers.  They are a passionate, knowledgeable, and FUN group of folks!  To learn more about volunteer opportunities:

Teach a Workshop

Join our little community of amazing workshop instructors!  We offer a variety of workshops throughout the year. 

For more information about teaching at the Center:

Become a Member

Your membership is a direct donation toward making what we do at the Center for Pioneer Life possible, and it comes with many benefits! 

To learn more about membership:


Your donation supports our mission of sharing the life ways of Southern Appalachian pioneer families through experiential education and community programming.

Thank you! 

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