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Big Sandy Heritage Center, Pikeville

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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.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 and coal mining. In 2015, the museum hosted the traveling exhibit, The Hatfields & McCoys: American Blood Feud, which was on loan from the West Virginia Humanities Council.
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  • I went to the Heritage Center at the advice of the lady in the Pike County Visitors Center. There is more in the Center than just the Hatfield and McCoy history but If you are there to see feud sites....  more »
  • The Big Sandy Heritage Center is a great place to start when visiting the Hatfield and McCoy historical sites. The museum is full of artifacts not just from the feud but from the county. There are.....  more »
  • Very nice and worth checking out! The curator and even co-curator were very nice, helpful, informative, and knowledgeable! I went to check out the Hatfield and McCoy's stuff, which they had a lot of, but they had a whole lot more of some pretty cool stuff too.
  • This place is great! The gentleman that greeted us at the door was so knowledgeable about everything in that place!

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