Historical Society to dedicate log cabin

VANDALIA — In Honor Of Butler Township’s Bicentennial the Historical Society of Vandalia-Butler invites the community to join us Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at 336 East Alkaline Springs Road, Vandalia, as the Society celebrates our Replica Log Cabin Dedication.

The Society began this project in 2015, when the Society Board agreed we should help recognize the 200-year birthday of Butler Township (established Oct 7, 1817.) One of our members informed us of a log cabin we might be interested in. We contacted the property owner and verified documentation indicating the log cabin, on her land, was the first log cabin home built in Butler Township. We were able to acquire the cabin and have a contractor salvage usable logs to construct a Replica Log Cabin on our grounds.

Several organizations and businesses offered to help with the project. We will dedicate the cabin as a part of the Township’s bicentennial celebrations and observances. The amount of usable logs only allowed us to build a small version of the original cabin but it will still be a 200+ year-old cabin. After a short dedication ceremony, at 1:30PM, we will have punch and cookies in the Society Meeting House. We will also have an Open House from 1-3 p.m., so visitors can tour the Society buildings and grounds. If you have questions please call Joe Dranschak at 937-898-6689.

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The newest addition to the Historical Society of Vandalia-Butler will be dedicated on Sunday, Sept. 17.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/09/web1_LogCabin.jpgThe newest addition to the Historical Society of Vandalia-Butler will be dedicated on Sunday, Sept. 17. Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

By Darrell Wacker


Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.


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