27th Log Cabin Day Sunday in CassopolisPublished 11:48am Friday, June 28, 2013
The 27th annual Log Cabin Day will be held Sunday in Cassopolis.
The Michigan Public Act of 1989 declared the last Sunday of each June be known as Log Cabin Day. Log Cabin Day originally started in 1987 as a local event as part of the Berrien County Sesquicentennial.
The main log cabin event was a tour of the seven log cabins in Berrien County. The idea spread to Cassopolis thanks to Charles Springsteen.
The Pioneer Log Cabin Museum in Cassopolis turns 90 this year. The Pioneer Log Cabin Society will be celebrating this along with Log Cabin Day Sunday from noon to 4:30 p.m.
There will be old-time crafts being demonstrated, along with music and time to tour the cabin itself. There will be quilts on display, braiding of rugs, weaving, wood carving and a trapper, who will be displaying traps and pelts.
The society is also hoping to have a Native American from the Potawatomi tribe, a log cabin builder and possibly someone dressed in Civil War attire.
There will also be a fifth grade class bringing home made candles and offering clothes line art.
On Saturday, the Log Cabin 5K run will be held. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at Sam Adams Elementary.
The course, designed by Ron Gunn, will begin and end at Sam Adams. Cost is $10 per person.