Assistant Curator, The Foxfire Fund, Inc.
Kami is Foxfire’s assistant curator and educational outreach coordinator and is responsible for supporting and developing heritage and education-based projects at the Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center. Originally from the St. Louis area, Kami received a bachelor’s in history with a minor in archaeology from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. She then attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for graduate school, completing a master’s in historical archaeology.
On the weekends, you can find Kami rock climbing or hiking in the mountains. She also has a penchant for baking breads and desserts, which everyone in the Foxfire offices are happy to sample on a regular basis.
BY KAMI AHRENS
@ VOL 20
ON SEP 14, 2018
Kami Ahrens presentation explores the ways that Foxfire, a history museum, magazine, and book anthology based in Mountain City, Georgia, engages with the local community to capture, preserve, and share Southern Appalachian heritage. She also addresses methods for the preservation and continuation of heritage skills, especially among Appalachian youth, that are unique to the area.