Log Cabin Days will be held Sept. 8

Goshen Historical Society will be hosting its second annual Log Cabin Days Saturday, Sept. 8 at Cook Log Cabin in Goshen.

Log Cabin days will feature a variety of historical demonstrations, activities for children and entertainment from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Diana Phillips, a member of the historical society and co-chair of the Log Cabin Committee, said they had the first Log Cabin Days last year to celebrate the historical society’s 25th anniversary.

“It turned out really great so we decided to keep having it,” Phillips said.

Phillips said they are looking forward to making Log Cabin Days bigger and better.

“We wanted to make it an annual event so it is open to the community,” Phillips said. “It gives people a chance to see how the cabin would be in action.”

She said this year there will be a variety of different events during Log Cabin Days including a period costume parade, flag retirement ceremony, car show, silent auction, antique appraisals and arts and crafts.

There will also be several historical demonstrations and speakers throughout the day.

“We are going to have demonstrations, and the Grassy Run historical artists will be there,” Phillips said.

Phillips said speakers include General George Armstrong Custer and Abraham Lincoln and there will also be story tellers, a blacksmith, and cooking demonstrations.

Most activities are free at the event and proceeds from the $5 antique appraisals and silent auction will help support Goshen Historical Society.

Phillips said everything will be set up around Cook Log Cabin, on Goshen Road next to Goshen High School. The log cabin was restored by the historical society and is used several times a year by Goshen students and teachers.

Phillips said using the log cabin, and also having Log Cabin Days provides excellent educational opportunities.

“The kids can get a feel for what life used to be like,” Phillips said about the event.

Phillips said it is surprising for a lot of children to learn how much hard work was involved every day years ago.

“When the kids come into the cabin they can see the fireplace and they learn wood had to be brought in,” Phillips said. “It really comes alive for them when they can see first hand and can walk around and be in that position.”

For more information about the Goshen Historical Society or Log Cabin Days visit www.goshenhistory.org.