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Log Cabin Festival

The 2013 Log Cabin Festival honors Rural Schools of Warren County

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         Can you Identify these Butcher Creek Boys?

The 2013 Log Cabin Festival Honoring Rural Schools of Warren County will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 28th and 29th.

Our annual Log Cabin is a major fund raiser for us.  Please help make it a success as the profits go to preserving Warren County History.  This year we are raffling a beautiful quilt as part of our fundraising.  See our 2013 LCF Quilt page for details and to buy tickets.

We now have the Arts and Crafts Registration Form on line.

If you were a teacher or a student in a country school, please consider riding in the parade. If you would like to see a Talent Show happen, let us know.  

For over 20 years, the Log Cabin Day Festival has honored a county town - from Ackworth to Summerset. This year we will be honoring rural schools.

Susan Graeser has been collecting and organizing information on the Schools since 2010.  Susan has been expanding and confirming a list of rural schools that Bev Dickerson compiled while she was county auditor.  It is difficult to come up with a definitive list as there are conflicting accounts of them.  Some of the schools were known by different names, some were moved, some were renamed.  Some schools had the name of the township they were located in their name, some were named after presidents, some after the owner of the land they were built on.  It gets a little confusing when North Lincoln school is located in Otter township when there is also a Lincoln township.  There are some townships with schools named Center, that may or may not be in the center of the township.  Susan has whittled the list from 184 to 128 by throwing out some of the duplicates.  It has been an interesting journey for Susan and the rest of the museum staff. Join us as we continue to identify and catalogue what we know about the Rural Schools of Warren County.

Susan and some of the other staff have been collecting and scanning in photos of rural schools. Photos were scanned from the archives, submitted by members, and from other sources. Kristy Porter has uploaded some of them to our online photo album, check them out at http://photos.warrencountyhistory.org/

Stay tuned for more information about a booklet being compiled by Mr. Jerry Beatty and the Rural School Photo Quilt that will be raffled during the Festival.