I’m so old I remember when the very first Foxfire Book came out.
Hippie folk everywhere avidly read about life in the past; specifically, about the ways and traditions of rural Southern Appalachia.
Today, what began as a school project is now a center of learning and a functional museum.
The proceeds from the sales of books and magazines funded the preservation and construction of log cabins arrayed in a community on the mountain.
We visited Foxfire on a beautiful Autumn day. www.foxfire.org
PS: Here’s a bonus video. I love things that make noise so I was thrilled to ring the church bell in the little Chapel. Most of the video was shot sideways. To learn how to make it straight would take me until next year at this time, so I put it in as-is. Turn up the volume so you can hear the bell!
(David, ever the Physical Therapist said “Good body mechanics, Jane!”)