Log cabin restoration project happening in Jax

By Gary Scott on December 24, 2015 at 7:16am

There’s a major construction project happening on the grounds of the Prairie Land Heritage Museum in Jacksonville.

A group of men in Jacksonville have dismantled a log cabin and are working to rebuild it. The cabin was donated to them by a local family.

The men are replacing the bad logs and making the cabin look as original as they can. They say it’s important to keep history alive so that everyone has a chance to see it.

“Once it’s gone, you know, it will never be again. So that’s our game out here, that’s what we do, we work at restoring stuff and kinda keeping history alive for the people to see,” Dale Lair, one of the people involved, said to our reporting partners at WICS ABC Newschannel 20.

One of the unique features about this log cabin is its very large fire place. Lair says it should be fully functional once the project is completed.