This Sunday, we will be hosting former Foxfire students and past Foxfire contacts for a little homecoming dinner at The Land. It’s a chance for those of us who can make it to come together, reconnect with old friends (or meet for the first time), laugh a lot, swap stories, and generally (Lord willing) enjoy a pleasant, rain-free afternoon at the museum.

This has us all in a reflective mood – looking back at the last 50 years. For me, as a new member of this very large, very loving family, this weekend’s homecoming has me thinking about the origins and where this all began. It started with a group of students who, when provided the chance to take ownership of their own education, transformed an opportunity into something quite grand.

Now, I can go an look at that first magazine anytime I want, but most folks can’t and, frankly, I don’t know that a lot of Foxfire’s friends and family have ever seen it. So, I think it’s high time that get remedied. Think of this as a little beta test of what’s to come – Foxfire, digitized. Now, this is just a .pdf, but it’s still very special. In the future, we will be playing with other formats that can replicate the whole “magazine experience”. But, until then, this is what we have. Hope you enjoy Foxfire, Volume 1, Number 1.