The Foxfire Vision
Foxfire is a nationally-recognized heritage preservation organization and a model for how learner-centered education enriches students and their communities and builds connections across generations.
The Foxfire Mission
Foxfire’s mission is to preserve the diverse traditions of Southern Appalachia and advance the understanding and appreciation of cultural heritage through public programs, publications, and learner-centered education.
Books, Magazines, Handmade Soaps & more!
Check out our online museum store for Foxfire books, magazines, locally-made goods, and more! Delve into over 50 years of Appalachian culture and heritage through our publications, support Foxfire artisans by purchasing traditionally-made products, or show your love of Foxfire with a t-shirt, sticker, and other Foxfire-branded goods.
Journal & Recent News
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eighteen... The first World War finally came to a close. November 11, 2018 marks the centennial of the end of the Great War that radically altered the...read more
In the spirit of Halloween, we thought we’d share a few spooky tales from our archives. Foxfire 2 is full of ghost stories, or ‘haint’ tales as they were more commonly known. While some are quite terrifying, most often people encountered an inexplicable sound or flash...read more
Science was the focus on Friday, September 28, during a yarn dyeing demonstration with weaver Sharon Grist and her apprentice Amber. They had two dyes to try: yellow-orange cosmos flowers from the heritage garden at Foxfire, and black walnuts Sharon had collected....read more