VANDALIA – Vandalia-Butler Historical Society President Joe Dranschak spoke at the March 23 dinner meeting of the Vandalia Lions Club, discussing many of the activities underway at the Society. The most unique is the construction of a replica on Society grounds of the first abode, a small log cabin, built in Butler Township in the early 1800’s.
They are currently retrieving usable logs from the site, which is on Kershner Rd. between Dog Leg Rd. and Fredrick Pike. These logs will be included in the replica. Dedication of the replica is planned for September of this year as a part of the Township Bicentennial Celebration.
Dranschak also discussed working with the High School History Club who plans to help out around the Society grounds and plant a vegetable garden to support the Vandalia-Butler Food Pantry. The Society is also participating in Vandalia’s Bee City Program, which will promote sustainable habitats for pollinators that are vital to feeding the Planet.