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
Foxfire’s resident weaver and teacher, Sharon Grist, has worked with many looms in her more than forty years of experience in the craft. This week, she sized up an especially curious piece of equipment and explained how it was acquired, speculated on its history, and...read more
Foxfire lost a member of our family last week. Max Woody was prominently featured in Foxfire 10 for his skills as a master chair maker, and also made appearances in Foxfire 11 and Foxfire 12. He instantly became a favorite of the students and staff here – he was...read more
Christmas is only a week away! Time to start creating that cozy holiday atmosphere. What better way to do that than with these cinnamon dough ornaments, which will fill your home with a warm, spicy scent. Dough ornaments are a long-standing tradition in the mountains;...read more