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Foxfire Summer Heritage Days

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Foxfire Summer Heritage Days

  • The Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center 98 Foxfire Ln. Mountain City, GA 30562 United States (map)

Foxfire Summer Heritage Days is a Heritage Skills event for children and/or families to have a hands-on experience with crafts such as blacksmithing, ropemaking, animal tracking, native plant identification and much more.

It's exciting to see so many adults signing up and enjoying these special days as well! What started out for children has grown and blossomed into a great memory maker for dating couples, vacationing friends, grands and their grandkids. We are looking forward to seeing our returning friends and making new ones this summer.

Friday Events:
1. Blacksmithing: Forge your own hook
2. Ropemaking
3. Old Timey Toys: play with some of our Appalachian toys and make a button on a string to take home.
4. Candle making: Hand-dip beeswax candles
5. Pottery: Hand build your own leaf-pressed dish

Saturday events:
1. Walking Sticks: Shape and carve your own walking stick using a drawknife and shaving horse
2. Animal Tracking: Learn to identify 8 common animal tracks of our area, make a booklet of those tracks and a plaster cast of one of them.
3. Tin punch: Make a keepsake using the tin-punch technique.
4. Native Plant Identification: Identify and gather 10-15 different plants of our area.
5. Finger-weave: Learn how to make your own scarf using just your fingers and a ball of yarn.

COST: Kids and families can attend one day for $40/person or choose to attend both days at a discounted rate of $35/day ($70/person). Discounted Rate

Your support helps us provide the education to build a more resilient Atlanta. Save on workshops by becoming a member today for only $5 a month!

Later Event: July 22
Hands-On Container Gardening