(Sautee)-The Sautee Nacoochee Center presents two opportunities in October to learn about and enjoy the stories and history of Foxfire. Foxfire Museum, located in Rabun County, is a place with an important history for north Georgians. Foxfire is also a play written by Hume Cronyn and Jonathan Holtzman.

The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia presents the Foxfire exhibit between October 4 and October 16, during which time Foxfire, the play, will be presented in the Center Theatre for six performances.

Directed by David White, Foxfire tells the story of Annie Nations, an indomitable Appalachian widow of 79, living on her mountain farm with the acerbic ghost of her husband, Hector. Her tranquility is threatened by a brash real estate developer who wants to turn her land into a vacation resort and by concern over her son, Dillard, a country singer who has come home with two stranded children because his wife has run away. The show is full of history, humor, and heartache and is appropriate for all ages.

Ron Belcher, Lynda Allen, and Zeke Smith (from left to right)

To learn more about the play and its inception, the Foxfire exhibit in the Folk Pottery Museum is a must-see. The exhibit includes assorted ephemera loaned from the Foxfire Museum that relates to the organization and the play. Visitors will be able to discover more about the dedicated Foxfire students, learn about the creative masterminds behind the play, and read about the woman who served as the inspiration for the work’s main character. The exhibit is curated by Kami Ahrens of the Foxfire Museum.

The performance dates for Foxfire are Friday and Saturday, October 7-8, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, October 9, 2 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, October 14-15, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, October 16, 2 p.m. Following the Sunday matinees, the museum will be open for refreshments with the cast. Tickets for the show are available online at www.snca.org or by calling 706-878-3300.

Admission to the museum is free, and it is open seven days a week, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information about the exhibit, please visit FolkPotteryMuseum.com. For information about the show, visit www.snca.org .

The Foxfire Museum is located in Mountain City, 30 miles north of Sautee Nacoochee. Visit Foxfire.org to learn more and to plan a visit.

The Sautee Nacoochee Center is located at 283 Highway 255 North, ¼ mile north of the intersection with Georgia Highway 17, and four miles southeast of Alpine Helen. For more information call 706-878-3300.

The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia is a property of the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Events at the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia are supported, in part, by the Swanson Family Foundation.