Stop 4. Student Crafts on the Square (SCOTS)

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The Visitor Center and SCOTS, located in one large building on Main Street, provide the perfect introduction to Berea College. At the Visitor Center, you can watch historical videos and pick up brochures and other literature. It is the starting point for a 50 minute student-led walking tour that provides a historic overview of the College. In addition, they offer tours of the Student Crafts program including broomcraft, weaving, and woodcraft production areas where students produce handmade items sold in Student Crafts on the Square (SCOTS), Boone Tavern Hotel Gift Shop and the Log House Craft Gallery. Click here for the tour schedule.

At SCOTS, you can not only see (and purchase) the high quality crafts created by students but also watch them demonstrate and explain how they make the crafts. All students attend Berea College tuition-free and spend 15-20 hours per week in the Labor Program, which includes the Students Crafts Program. The dignity of labor is one of the cornerstones of Berea College.