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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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Flintknapping

July 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center, 98 Foxfire Ln.
Mountain City, GA 30562
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$50.00

Learn the essentials of flint knapping from Foxfire contact Jim Enloe. Classes include basic instruction on how to shape flint and other stones into useful tools such as knives, axe heads, spear heads, and arrow heads using techniques developed over thousands of years around the globe. Students will be taking home tools they make over the course of the class. The cost of items is included in the ticket price. Students should bring gloves and protective eyewear. We also recommend…

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Spoon Carving

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center, 98 Foxfire Ln.
Mountain City, GA 30562
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$100.00

Taught by Foxfire contact and demonstrator Kermit Rood, this one-day class introduces the student to the basics of hand carving wooden spoons and utensils, from log to finished product. A wooden blank is included in class tuition. Basic carving tools will be available for use in class.   Register on Eventbrite or call the Museum at (706) 746-5828.

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August 2022

Go Tell it on Black Rock Mountain Storytelling Festival

August 12 @ 8:00 am - August 13 @ 5:00 pm
Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center, 98 Foxfire Ln.
Mountain City, GA 30562
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Come celebrate storytelling in the mountains with this two-day event in partnership with Black Rock Mountain State Park and the Rabun County Public Library.Friday, August 12th:Campfire, Smores, and Stories, 7:30 - 8:30 pm at the Black Rock Mountain State Park Campground (near the Mellinger Center)Join a park ranger for an evening campfire while enjoying s'mores and swapping stories. This is a family-friendly event open to the public and campers. Ongoing Events, Saturday August 13th:Upcycled Journal Craft, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at…

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Flintknapping

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center, 98 Foxfire Ln.
Mountain City, GA 30562
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$50.00

Learn the essentials of flint knapping from Foxfire contact Jim Enloe. Classes include basic instruction on how to shape flint and other stones into useful tools such as knives, axe heads, spear heads, and arrow heads using techniques developed over thousands of years around the globe. Students will be taking home tools they make over the course of the class. The cost of items is included in the ticket price. Students should bring gloves and protective eyewear. We also recommend…

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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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September 2022

Flintknapping

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center, 98 Foxfire Ln.
Mountain City, GA 30562
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$50.00

Learn the essentials of flint knapping from Foxfire contact Jim Enloe. Classes include basic instruction on how to shape flint and other stones into useful tools such as knives, axe heads, spear heads, and arrow heads using techniques developed over thousands of years around the globe. Students will be taking home tools they make over the course of the class. The cost of items is included in the ticket price. Students should bring gloves and protective eyewear. We also recommend…

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