Places of Interest
While you're in the Berea area (or on your way to the gathering) here are some points of interest that will be of interest to Appalachian Dulcimer players:
· Warren May's woodworking Studio, 110 Center St, Berea, KY 40403, Mon-Sat, 9am – 5pm. Warren has a nice collection of vintage dulcimers, in addition to the dulcimers he makes.
· Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, 2590 Richmond Street, Mt. Vernon, KY 40456 (Renfro Valley) About 15 minutes from Berea. Open 7 days a week 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. While not exclusively about dulcimers there are some nice dulcimer stuff there. https://www.kentuckymusichalloffame.com
In Hindman, KY (Approx. 2 hours from Berea)
· Museum of the Mountain Dulcimer (next to the Appalachian Artisan Center); 85 West Main St., Hindman, KY, 41822; 606-785-9838 or 606-785-9855; Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm https://www.appalachianluthiery.org/museum-of-the-mountain-dulcimer/
· Appalachian Artisan Center Wood Studio (Luthier Shop), 107 W Main St, Hindman, KY 41822 - see vintage dulcimers as well as the world’s largest playable mountain dulcimer (8 foot long) made by John Knopf.
Other non-dulcimer related things to do around Berea:
· Boone Tavern, 100 Main Street North, Berea, KY 40403- Construction of Boone Tavern began in 1909 based on designs by the New York architectural firm of Cady & See at a cost of $20,000. The building, made of bricks manufactured by students in the College's brickyard, was constructed by the College's Woodwork Department.
· Kentucky Artisan Center, 200 Artisan Way Berea, KY 40403 http://www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov/
· Artisan Village in Berea https://www.visitberea.com/shopping/listings/artisan-village
· Dinner Bell Restaurant, 127 Plaza Drive, Berea, KY 40203