Cultural Events

The Urban Appalachian Community Coalition partners with other organizations and venues to present arts programs that educate and entertain while celebrating the rich culture of Appalachians in the gre...

The Urban Appalachian Project

Finding Home in Heritage, Building Identity The Urban Appalachian Project (UAP) recognizes Cincinnati as home to thousands of Appalachian migrants and descendants, and works to strengthen the irrepres...

2018 Appalachian Studies Association Conference

Re-stitching the Seams: Appalachia Beyond Its Borders The Urban Appalachian Community Coalition is honored to serve as host for the 41st Annual Appalachian Studies Association Conference: Re-stitching...

The Bluegrass Music Heritage of Southwestern Ohio

By Matthew Smith Matthew Smith is Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Miami University’s Hamilton campus. He has developed and taught a course there on the history of Appalachian culture ...

Community Engagement

UACC Community Engagement Community Engagement takes the form of a number of overlapping initiatives designed to bring people together to discuss, celebrate and participate in Appalachian cultural edu...

Advocacy Action Team

UACC Advocacy The Advocacy Action Team plays a key role in the UACC – to assure that policy makers and service providers understand and meet the needs of greater Cincinnati’s Urban Appalac...

UACC Remembers: The Main Street Bible Center

by Dale Marie Prenatt This blog post by UACC intern Dale Marie Prenatt initiates our “UACC Remembers” series on the event Urban Appalachia Lost and Found. Held in 2015, the event opened th...

Urban Appalachian Council (1974-2014)

by Donald R. Walker Don Walker is an Indianapolis-based artist, writer, and activist (https://m.facebook.com/drwartist/).  A former resident of Cincinnati, Don maintains ties to Cincinnati through hi...

Meeting Tom Taylor

by Warren Waldron Warren Waldron is a master fiddler and a stalwart in Cincinnati’s old-time music community. With his wife Judy and also Barb and Russ Childers, he can be heard in many local ve...

Poetry from “Words 2015”

In April 2015, Thomas More College celebrated its Words writing program with a writing showcase and publication of the Words 2015 collection of writings.  Under the leadership of long-time UACC suppo...

Blog Submissions

Have something to say? The UACC’s weekly blog is interested in any submissions that help us fulfill any part of the UACC’s calling (see below). We see this as a place for urban Appalachian...

What is Appalachian Culture?

by Michael Maloney Gene Wilhelm’s theory of Appalachian culture is that it is a way of life and thinking that developed in the 1700s when the Scotch Irish and other British Isles and German people c...

Connie Brosi, Appalachian Studies Pioneer

We are saddened by the loss of Connie Brosi, a deeply committed servant of Appalachia who inspired many in our community. This obituary was written by her husband George and is contributed by Phil Obe...

The Singing Bus

by Steve Laird Back in 1953 I was 10 years old and in the third grade. Got held back a year in the first grade, I was labeled a slow learner. As I found out some years later, people with Dyslexia have...

Research Committee

UACC Research Committee The UACC Research Committee – formerly known as the UAC Research Committee – is one of the oldest continuing research groups in the Cincinnati area. First establish...