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ZH-252973-17

Foxfire Fund, Inc. (Mountain City, GA 30562-0541)
Joseph Barry Stiles (Project Director: May 2016 to present)
Enhancing the Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center

The enhancement of the Foxfire collection with technological improvements such as touch-screen displays and smart phone digital tours for the museum, plus an expanded website to offer an interactive experience and access to oral history records.

This project will expand and enhance the existing Foxfire heritage collection—archives, structures, and artifacts—with an interactive interpretive program, using new information and technology to transform what is now a largely passive museum collection and archives into an interactive, informative humanities experience. Our goal is to foster a lively and deep understanding and appreciation of Southern Appalachian history, culture, and heritage among the Southern Appalachian population itself and the wider American public, with special emphasis on opening the Foxfire experience to a new audience, particularly a new generation whose mode of experiencing and learning is through mobile devices and on-line interactive applications. 

Project fields:
Cultural History

Program:
Humanities Access Grants

Division:
Challenge Programs

Totals (matching):
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (offered)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2016 – 9/30/2021


CE-*0780-79

Foxfire Center (Rabun Gap, GA 30568)
Eliot Wigginton (Project Director: January 1979 to October 1990)
Challenge Grant

No project description available

Project fields:

Program:
Education Challenge Grants

Division:
Challenge Programs

Totals (matching):
$264,531 (approved)
$264,531 (offered)
$64,531 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1978 – 6/30/1986


ES-10093-71

Foxfire Center (Rabun Gap, GA 30568)
Eliot Wigginton (Project Director: March 1971 to present)
The Foxfire Folklife Training and Research Program

No project description available

Project fields:
Folklore and Folklife

Program:
Institutes for K-12 Educators

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$9,401 (approved)
$9,401 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/1971 – 5/31/1972


ES-10061-70

Foxfire Center (Rabun Gap, GA 30568)
Eliot Wigginton (Project Director: March 1970 to present)
Foxfire Folklife Training and Research Program

Foxfire magazine produced by high school students in mountains of Georgia. Aim is to preserve vanishing arts necessary for self-sufficiency (slaughtering, curing meats; hunting, tracking techniques; knowledge of edible plants; ect.), and to interest students in their heritage as they help to preserve that heritage. ABSTRACT: Foxfire magazine produced by high school students in mountains of Georgia. Aim is to preserve vanishing arts necessary for self-sufficiency--slaughtering, curing meats; hunting, tracking techniques; knowledge of edible plants; construction of home furnishings (chairs, mattresses, quilts, tables, pottery); stonework; home remedies and faith healing. Project interests high school students in their heritage, as they help preserve that heritage. Old-timers regain sense of belong, being needed. Instruction preserved on tape and photographs (copies in Smithsonian, State University of NY, University of Geogia). Arts otherwise lost are being saved for future generations. Designed originally as project to interest students in English, gives them a feeling of accomplishment to produce national magazine. Other Appalachian schools joing in project to collect material. Magazine has attracted contribution throughout U.S. and abroad. Funds for salaries, recording supplies, film, travel, general costs of collecting materials.

Project fields:
Folklore and Folklife

Program:
Institutes for K-12 Educators

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/1970 – 3/31/1971