Frontier Nursing Service-Home of Mary Breckinridge (left, one of the many buildings that make up the school)
The service was established to improve the health of mothers and babies and later expanded to include the whole family. Founded in 1925.
A hospital, two outpost clinics & the oldest school of nursing/midwifery in the nation. The School was formed in 1939. Tours by appointment 606-672-2317.
Hal Rogers Pkwy, Exit 44.
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Wendover Bed & Breakfast (also called the Frontier Nursing B&B) 132 FNS Drive, Wendover, KY 41775
(606) 627 2317 www.frontiernursing.org
GPS: 37o 06' 23.924" N/83o 22' 22.278"W
Mary Breckinridge's home, "The Big House" was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1991. In 2001, the home was licensed as a bed and breakfast inn. 2-story rustic log cabin was built in 1925 is stepped in tradition, displays of heroine nurses to its roaring fireplace. 8 guest rooms - 4 rooms in The Big House and 4 rooms in The Barn (gift shop located here). Southern Living Magazine has described the hearty country breakfast as "fit not just for a king but for the whole kingdom."
Kentucky School of Bluegrass & Traditional Music
Located at the Leslie County Center Hazard Community & Technical College. Hyden is the home of the Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music, the only one of its kind in the United States. The School of Bluegrass grants an associate degree, “The Professional Studio Artist Specialization in Bluegrass and Traditional music.”
The school focuses on the composition, the business, and the production of bluegrass music.
Hyden Buildings - Quilt Pieces
Quilt pieces are designed and painted by the Leslie County Arts & Crafts Council and are located throughout Hyden. (see below)