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The Sandusky Log Cabin

Sandusky Log Cabin

Log cabin facade

The cabin project is continuing to move forward every day. Jim Jones and Buzz Ritchie are working regularly and accomplishing so much. They do look forward to the visitors who stop by and want to sneak a peek at the cabin. It gives them time to take a break and the chance to show their wonderful work.

Steve A. Berry has been installing the electrical portion of the project with help from Neal Brogan. Digging the trench to lay the wires connecting us to the electrical source at the Museum house is the next step for them. It may tear our yard up a little but we can live with the mess for awhile!

Cabin fireplace

Keeping Jim supplied with bricks for the fireplace has kept Dan Rose busy this spring. The local Cub Scout Troop #221 spent a Saturday morning helping us pick up and stack needed bricks. We think we are real close to having enough to finish the fireplace portion of the project.

Larry Finley donated old barn boards from a barn he is tearing down. Jim and Buzz have used the boards to finish off three of our display areas in the building part that surrounds the actual cabin. It looks great! Thanks, Larry, for the donation.

Volunteers always needed

Many hands have touched this cabin project and many more will in the future. We can't begin to express in words just how wonderful everything is turning out to be! Our visitors are truly impressed with the building. For a community our size, it's something to be very proud of. The volunteer base of the Historical Society is making this project succeed!

Cabin Wish List!

We are beginning to make plans for what we would like to include with our new cabin and in the new display areas. We would love to have a wooden butter churn, a small to medium size animal skin and an old wooden icebox. If you can help us out with any of these items please contact the Museum at (217) 427-5766!


Catlin Historical Society
210 North Paris
Catlin, Illinois 61817
(217) 427-5766