This documentary project features four integrated components: Creelsboro and the Cumberland: A Living History, a one-hour public television documentary distributed by Kentucky Educational Television (KET) that can be viewed here; Voyageur Media Group’s companion website with information, images, and short videos about the original paintings and music composed for the documentary; educational materials developed by the Kentucky Archaeological Survey linked to the documentary and the paintings; and a Digital Media Archive that preserves all of the archival materials used in the project.
Creelsboro and the Cumberland: A Living History presents the history and culture of the farming community of Creelsboro. Interviews with scholars and residents bring the valley’s rich cultural heritage to life, from the first American Indians to occupy the area, through early settlement by Euro-American pioneers to the golden age of steamboats and changes from the construction of Wolf Creek Dam. The documentary also presents beautiful aerial video, rare archival photographs, original artworks, and an original soundtrack for compelling look at the valley’s history, and the community’s intimate connection to the Cumberland River.
This public education project is made possible with support from The Federal Highway Administration, The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the Kentucky Archaeological Survey, and Voyageur Media Group, Inc.