Feature Articles

Foxfire produces an
ongoing series of articles
to share with a regional
monthly publication, the
Mountain Laurel

Below are links to
interesting past articles.

Foxfire Quilts


Woodstove Cookery


Gateway Cabin

Corn Shuckin'



Fox & Geese





School Days




New Shoes



45 Years

Peek at 45th Book

Farm Families

Winter Remedies


Appalchian Faith

Playing In Mud

WWI Horse Tale

Boogers & Haints

Apple Cider

First Wood Carver

WPA in Rabun

Grits Explained


Huntin' Season

Aunt Arie Memory

2015 Event Schedule




Please join us for our annual celebration of Southern Appalachian
heritage, music, and FUN at the Foxfire Mountaineer Festival on
Saturday, October 3, at the Rabun County Civic Center in Clayton, GA.

Information on this year's event, as plans are confirmed, will be available at

2015 Julia Fleet/Foxfire Scholarships

As a young girl, Julia B. Fleet
developed an affinity for the North
Georgia Mountains and their residents.
Ms. Fleet came to Foxfire in 1989
while searching for a way to contribute
something significant back to the
area where she had spent so
many pleasurable days.

For almost 40 years, Rabun County High School students involved in Foxfire programs have received scholarship funding from The Foxfire Fund, Inc. These scholarships are now funded through an endowment established by philanthropist Julia B. Fleet, who came to Foxfire in 1985 looking for a way to express her affinity for the mountains of north Georgia and the people she met here. To receive this scholarship, students must have participated in The Foxfire Magazine program at Rabun County High School.

Scholarship awards are based on five criteria, including participation in the Magazine program, financial need, volunteerism (outside the classroom) for Foxfire, and with emphasis on potential for success and academic achievement. Consideration is given to quantity and quality of participation—Foxfire classes taken, number of articles written, leadership positions held, and involvement with any special projects, events, or committees. Scholarship recipients are encouraged to maintain active volunteer involvement with Foxfire—volunteerism is promoted as a way to help the students maintain ties to Foxfire itself, and, more importantly, to their home community. Foxfire Community Board members Danny Flory, Ramey Henslee, Karon Miller (Chair), Nicole Queen, Samantha Ramey, and Bruce Russell, Jr. served as this year's Scholarship Committee. Each new scholarship recipient will receive a fixed award amount for four contiguous years of college, provided they maintain full-time student status and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.

In the scholarship program’s 39 years, 327 local students have been awarded a total of approximately $957,000. For the 2015-2016 academic year, five new scholarships were awarded to graduates Breanna Finley, Thomas Fountain, Corey Lovell, Ross Lunsford, and John Taylor Mumford. Eight other Rabun County students are continuing their higher education this fall with the assistance of the Julia Fleet/Foxfire Scholarship program: Brittany Houck, Alyssa LaManna, Katie Lunsford, John Lyle Moore, Kayla Mullen, Jesse Owens, Ethan Phillips, and Shanda Speed. Together, these thirteen students were awarded a total of nearly $40,000 this year in support of their educations.

Now in its 49th year, Foxfire continues its tradition of giving back to Rabun County through the documentation of our local heritage in The Foxfire Magazine, preservation of the Southern Appalachian way of life at The Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center in Mountain City, and support of our students' futures through the Julia Fleet/Foxfire Scholarship program.


Receiving awards for the 2015­/2016 academic year, here are the newest recipients of
Julia Fleet/Foxfire Scholarships: (L­R) Ross Lunsford, John Taylor Mumford, Breanna Finley, Corey Lovell, and Thomas Fountain.

"Foxfire" is Finally Back at Foxfire!

On December 13, 1987, the CBS network aired the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of "Foxfire," starring Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, and John Denver. This movie, and the Broadway play of the same name that came before it, were based on material in The Foxfire Book, and the central character, Annie Nations, was directly inspired by beloved Foxfire contact Aunt Arie Carpenter.

The movie was filmed entirely on location in Rabun County, GA, and Highlands, NC. Years ago, the Foxfire Museum’s gift shop carried the movie on VHS tape, and visitors have often asked for it often over the years, but, since the dawn of the DVD era, the movie has been contractually restricted to certain Hallmark stores. Over the last few years, though, Hallmark Hall of Fame has worked to renegotiate these restrictions, and they are now able to allow us to carry "Foxfire" in the Museum gift shop again!

Please join us in a heartfelt "Thank You!" for the Hallmark Hall of Fame folks, and if you haven't seen this incredible movie, read more about it and order your copy now!

This mailbox is an original prop used in the movie that was given to Foxfire after production was completed.
It is currently on display in the Bungalow, the last cabin at the end of the Museum's self-guided walking tour.

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