Big Sandy Heritage Center

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Big Sandy Heritage Center is located in Kentucky
Big Sandy Heritage Center
Location in Kentucky
Big Sandy Heritage Center is located in the US
Big Sandy Heritage Center
Big Sandy Heritage Center (the US)
Location172 Division St, Pikeville, Kentucky
Coordinates37°28′45″N 82°31′11″W / 37.47915°N 82.51976°W / 37.47915; -82.51976
TypeLocal museum
DirectorEverett Johnson
CuratorEverett Johnson

The Big Sandy Heritage Center is a museum located in Pikeville, Kentucky that portrays the history and culture of Eastern Kentucky. The museum was housed in the old Chesapeake and Ohio Depot until 2015, when it moved to the 4th floor of the Judicial Annex in downtown Pikeville.[1]

The museum portrays the people, places, and events that makes the area unique. Exhibits include the American Civil War, Hatfield-McCoy feud, Eastern Kentucky railways, the precolonial era, Pikeville Cut Through, domestic life, the Heritage Room, medicine, war, politics[2] and coal mining.[3] In 2015, the museum hosted the traveling exhibit, The Hatfields & McCoys: American Blood Feud, which was on loan from the West Virginia Humanities Council.[1][4]


  1. ^ a b "Big Sandy Heritage Center to host grand opeining". September 17, 2015. Archived from the original on 2016-08-15. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  2. ^ "Big Sandy Heritage Center Exhibits". Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  3. ^ Big Sandy Heritage Center Retrieved on 2009-01-05
  4. ^ "Hatfield and McCoy traveling exhibit visiting Pikeville". September 8, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2016.

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