As a special program at Foxfire, we will be hosting a day of eclipse and solar folklore, games, and tours on August 21, 2017, for the Total Solar Eclipse. The northern half of Rabun County will be right on the path of this year’s total solar eclipse and we’re opening our doors for 100 people to come ride this one out with us. For $10/person, you’ll get admission to the museum, a pair of solar glasses, and will be able to tour around the grounds and interact with Foxfire staff to learn more about our great Southern Appalachian Heritage. We will also have special, limited-edition tshirts for sale to commemorate the day.
As part of the museum walk, there will be a special program on eclipse and solar folklore given by our executive director, folklorist T.J Smith. Learn about some of the ways in which human civilizations have viewed the eclipse over the course of recorded history and how modernity has shaped our perspective on astronomical activity today.
Rabun County is expecting some 40,000 people over the couse of the weekend and through Tuesday to experience this phenomenon, so be prepared to deal with traffic and expect delays. We suggest packing lots of water, snacks, and whatever else you may need to make the journey.
As AWESOME as that sounds, we do think this will be a really great event and a once-in-a-lifetime extperience. We look forward to seeing you at Foxfire! Click HERE for tickets!