LBCA Member Day at FoxFire
Submitted on behalf of Our Friends at Foxfire
What do you know about Rabun County's hidden gem? Do you want to step back in history to see what the real Appalachia was like? Would your children like to play in an authentic children's village of log cabins or try walking on old-fashioned stilts?
We invite you to Foxfire's Village on Saturday, September 30, 2023, from 11 am to 2 pm for a unique three-hour luncheon, tour, and fantastic experience for LBCA Members only. During your visit, we will share our mountain, where your family will enjoy our village of log cabins, children's playground, Appalachian music, storytelling, and heritage-skilled demonstrators.
You'll also have an extra treat as you're served delicious Appalachian food cooked on a wood stove and fresh pressed fruit juice.
This is an RSVP event for the first 50 families to register. For more information about Foxfire, please visit our website.
Foxfire began in the late 1960s when a high school teacher sought to engage his students in learning. Students interviewed the older members of Rabun County and surrounding communities. They created a magazine to share the stories they gathered. The magazines were so popular that in the early 1970s, Random House Book Company reached out to Foxfire and published the first Foxfire Book in 1972. That book has sold over 9 million copies!
Today, there are 12 books in the series, plus many companion books. Students used the royalties from the books to buy the land in Mountain City, just below Black Rock State Park. Today, this Rabun County treasure is home to over 20 captivating log structures, countless artifacts, and talented artisans who demonstrate skills used in an earlier era of Appalachia.
Take advantage of this special event planned for LBCA members on September 30 from 11 am to 2 pm.
We look forward to seeing you on the mountain!
Executive Director of Foxfire
Dr. Laura West
President, Board of Directors