That high school project ultimately morphed into the Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center in the North Georgia mountains, where more than twenty different log cabin structures (including a blacksmith shop, church, and grist mill) recreate what life was like for Georgia’s mountain villages around the turn-of-the- century. For the last thirty-eight years, the Foxfire students (and their teachers) have worked to create this 110-acre trip back in time. Mountain life in the nineteenth and twentieth century meant hard work in the fields and in the kitchen, but the Foxfire Museum captures the joy and beauty of that life, too.
This article was originally printed in the fall 2012 issue of Atlanta Homeschool magazine and was updated in August 2015.
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