“Foxfire: 50 years of Cultural Journalism Documenting folk Life in the North Georgia Mountains” i
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- 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Location: 300 S. Hull St., Athens, Ga
- Host: UGA Special Collections Libraries
- 300 S. Hull Street
- Athens, GA
- Phone: (706) 542-8079
- Price: FREE
Foxfire, a project begun to inspire North Georgia students that gained national attention documenting the cultural heritage of southern Appalachia, is the focus of a University of Georgia exhibit on its 50th anniversary.
An opening reception for “Foxfire: 50 years of Cultural Journalism Documenting folk Life in the North Georgia Mountains” is scheduled for Sept. 29 from 6-9 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The exhibit uses photos and artifacts, including textiles, homemade toys and tools and a moonshine still, to illustrate how Foxfire has documented folk life and customs.
Foxfire began with students collecting oral histories of North Georgia residents and publishing them in a magazine format, beginning in 1967. The project quickly gained national attention and anthologies of the articles the students produced made best-seller lists.