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July 2022

Heritage Days

July 8 @ 9:00 am - July 9 @ 4:00 pm
Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center, 98 Foxfire Ln.
Mountain City, GA 30562
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Our favorite summer event returns! Come celebrate all things Appalachia at this two-day event, full of demonstrators, crafts, food, and music. Tickets available at the door. Additional parking and a shuttle to the museum will be located on Cross Street at the Blue Heights Baptist Church and Mountain City Church of God. Adults: $12 Children: $8 Demonstrations will include weaving, blacksmithing, canjo-making, flintknapping, herbalism, walking sticks, cornshuck dolls, bark buckets, and more!

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Beginning Needle Felting

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center, 98 Foxfire Ln.
Mountain City, GA 30562
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$30.00

Learn the basics of needle felting! In this two-hour course, fiber artist Kelly Coldren will teach you the basics of sculpting wool using needles. These techniques can be used to make a variety of creations, from beads and garland to woodland critters! The course fee covers instruction, use of tools, and materials. Each attendee will take home their wool sculpture. Class participants are invited to bring a lunch and spend the afternoon exploring the Foxfire Museum on their own time.…

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Community Dye Day

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center, 98 Foxfire Ln.
Mountain City, GA 30562
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Community dye days are back! Bring a plain white article that is 100% cotton such as a t-shirt, bandana, or tote bag. Drop it off in our indigo pot at the beginning of your self-guided tour. When you are done walking through the museum, you’ll be able to pick up your dyed piece! Make sure to bring a bag to take it home in–it will still be damp!

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August 2022

Chair Bottoming

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center, 98 Foxfire Ln.
Mountain City, GA 30562
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$100.00

Acquire the skills to re-weave your antique chair seat! Join demonstrator and craftsman Kermit Rood at the Foxfire Museum for a day-long workshop on chair bottoming. Students will need to bring their own chair to reseat. The chair needs to be in good structural condition. When enrolling, please email foxfire@foxfire.org with the chair seat type - rush, cane, or reed (pictured) - and size of seat with subject heading "Chair Bottoming Class (Date)". Cost of class does not include materials;…

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“Our Appalachia” : Free Community Lecture Series

August 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Rabun County Public Library, 73 Jo Dotson Cir
Clayton, GA 30525
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Join us this year for our first series of public lectures! Held at the Rabun County Public Library, these monthly talks will feature a variety of topics, from moonshining and quilting to Cherokee language and culture. No registration required; attendees will be asked to observe Rabun County Public Library's covid policies. Find current information on their website at www.rabuncountylibrary.org/ August will feature guest speaker Brent Martin. Brent serves as the Executive Director for the Blue Ridge Bartram Trail Society, which…

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