American Cave Conservation Association Staff:
David G. Foster, Executive Director
Directs association and museum management; in charge of fundraising; tourism and marketing; coordinates professional services such as ACCA seminars, cave gating, conservation projects, and consulting assistance.
Shannon L. Johnson, Administrative Assistant
Assists associate director with association and museum accounting; coordinates museum gift shop; handles daily administrative correspondence.
Peggy A. Nims, Education Director
Develops karst curricula, facitilates environmental education programs and trains EE staff at the American Cave Museum. Serves as ACCA's community liaison. Organizes volunteer projects, including service learning programs. Assists the executive director with musem marketing to enhance public awareness of the ACCA and the American Cave Museum.
119 East Main Street, P.O. Box 409, Horse Cave, KY 42749 Phone: (270) 786-1466 - Fax: (270) 786-1467
The American Cave Museum & Hidden River Cave
are located just minutes from Mammoth Cave National Park at:
119 E. Main St., Horse Cave, KY 42749
We are located 2.2 miles east off I-65/Exit 58. Take State Highway 218, cross the railroad tracks and pass the stop light (intersection of 218 & 31W). The American Cave Museum and Hidden River Cave are two blocks on the right. Use Google Streetview on the map above to see our buildings.
Fax: (270) 786-1467
Joe Forsythe is an environmental educator with the American Cave Conservation Association (ACCA). He is in the process of establishing Kentucky’s first Bat Rehabilitation Center in conjunction with the ACCA. His knowledge is surpassed only by his passion to educate others. Constantly adding to his knowledge and passing it on to others. Visit his website at
American Cave Conservation Association