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
Hosts Kami Ahrens and TJ Smith introduce you to Aunt Arie Carpenter, one of Foxfire's most visited contacts. This episode features clips from the first recorded interview at Arie's house in North Carolina. During the three-hour-long interview, Aunt Arie covered topics...read more
As we say goodbye to yet another intern, we asked our spring intern Chelsea Flowers to sum up her experiences at Foxfire. I feel like I just got here! The reality is, it’s been four months and change since I headed west from the Piedmont of North Carolina in...read more
As our 53rd year of the Foxfire high school magazine program rapidly approaches, we find ourselves looking back at all the organization has accomplished! This timeline provides a cursory, yet comprehensive look at Foxfire's past--from its very beginning in 1966 up to...read more