Appalachian Sampler

Course Dates: 
September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 2016
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Meridith Miller
Tom Plaut
Course Catalogs: 
2016 Fall

Appalachian Sampler remains a marquee course for College for Seniors and an invitation for OLLI members to experience the southern Appalachian highlands through its unique history, culture, music and folkways. The theme for the 2016 Appalachian Sampler is “Our Appalachian Home.” We will explore diverse views of the meaning of home and how family life and home economics were sustained in the mountains and connected to industry. Guest speakers will discuss regional cultures, family systems, the role of churches, music, folklore, farming, industries and land use.

Meridith Miller ( and Tom Plaut ( Tom Plautare coordinating the Appalachian Sampler for this, its seventh year.