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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 essential to making the Center available to visitors throughout the year.  We love and appreciate all our volunteers.  There are many ways to be involved, including visitor engagement, special events, farming, gardening, and more.

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

Become a member at the Center for Pioneer Life and join our mission in bringing to life the customs, values, and skills of early Southern Appalachian Pioneers.

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