Saturday, April 25, 2009

Foxfire Museum


Remember the collection of books called the Foxfire books? Well, there is a museum in Mountain City, Georgia, just down the mountain from Black Rock Mountain State Park.  This area is the birthplace of the Foxfire books. The museum is a collection of log buildings and antiques collected from across Appalachia.

One such building is this mill.100_6875

I was not familiar with a pegboard being used for accounting.


(The above picture I took on a summer trip: note the greeness!)

This stained glass window was inside the church/school.


We hit it just right on our visit last Saturday morning. Only once a year, they do an extensive living history exhibit by local craftsmen/women and the local homeschoolers. It was wonderful.

This family was boiling peanuts to share. They were some of the best I have ever eaten.


The conversation was going something like this:

“Son, where are your pants?”

“I’m not gonna wear pants.”

“Well, I wouldn’t either if I didn’t have to. You just enjoy it as long as you can.”

Below is the blacksmith’s apprentice, and the apprentice to the apprentice, who operated the blower by turning a crank.


There were many exhibits and tomorrow’s entry will feature our favorite.

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