Field Trip - Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
The Cobb Photographic Society will be holding a field trip on Saturday, November 3 at the Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center in Mountain City, GA. This field trip is open to members, friends of members, family of members, past members, future members and non-members.
In 1966 the English program at Rabun Gap - Nacoochee School began producing the "The Foxfire Magazine". In 1972 it grew into the first of a series of "The Foxfire Book". Several generations later the dedication for and the proceeds from the Foxfire series led to the purchase of land and the creation of the Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center. There are about 19 houses, barns and cabins located on the property partway up Blackrock Mountain in Mountain City, GA.
Hopefully the fall foliage will cooperate in the first week of November for this trip. There is a $6 fee for the Foxfire Museum (which is a whole lot cheaper than the gas to get there).
It is about a two hour drive from Marietta to the Foxfire Museum. We will arrange a carpool meeting at the Cobb County Central Library on Roswell St. (time to be announced).
More information about the Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center is at their website. (http://www.foxfire.org/)
Directions - Once you've reached Mountain City: NOTE: The official parking area and entrance for the Museum, the gift shop, is located at 98 Foxfire Lane (previously 200 Foxfire Lane, before our new driveway was completed). However, please be aware that our location and the new driveway may not appear correctly in navigation software or on GPS devices, so please follow the map and directions on the website.
Watch for brown State Park signs on US 441, follow them to Black Rock Mountain Parkway. On the Parkway, travel up appx. 1 mile, watch for the first small brown Foxfire sign. At the huge "Black Rock Mtn. State Park" sign, turn left onto Down Home Lane. Just over 1/10 mile, turn left at the stop sign onto Cross Street (gravel road for a time). 4/10 mile down Cross Street, watch for our sign and turn right onto our NEW, wider, smoother, less-steep driveway. Stop at the Gate House, the first log cabin you’ll see.
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