Log Cabin Day set for Oct. 14 at refuge

Families will have the chance to experience history and take a look back into Indiana’s pioneer days during the annual Log Cabin Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, 12985 E. U.S. 50, Seymour.

The day’s family-friendly activities, presented by the Muscatatuck Wildlife Society, will take place at the Myers Family Cabin and Barn and honor the people who made the property and neighboring areas their homes so many years ago. The day also will allow attendees to learn all about how people lived in the late 1800s.

The public is invited to enjoy all of the day’s free activities, including old-time entertainment, storytelling, a tour of the Myers Cabin, pioneer demonstrations, children’s activities, shuttle rides to the refuge’s closed area, the Chore-Corral where kids try chores from yesteryear and a complimentary ham and bean lunch will be cooked on an open fire along with homemade cornbread.

For those who enjoy the outdoors, Log Cabin Day occurs during National Wildlife Refuge Week Oct. 8 to 14 when visitors can explore the refuge’s hiking trails, birding and fall colors and visit the nature center and refuge bookstore.

The Myers Cabin was built around 1870 by Louis Myers with the help of Alvis and Samuel Banks, who hewed the logs. The two-room dwelling served as the home of Louis and Nancy Myers and their family. It remained occupied until the mid-1960s when it was purchased by the state Department of Natural Resources for the purpose of creating the refuge.

For information, call 812-522-4352, ext. 12, visit fws.gov/refuge/muscatatuck or find the Muscatatuck Wildlife Society on Facebook.