Maybe we’re a little biased, but we think that the Morgan Log House is a local historic gem just waiting to be discovered! Need convincing on making a visit? Here are just a couple of reasons why:
1.) A Hidden Gem with Unheard Stories
We all know the big stories of American history: of founding fathers in powdered wigs fighting for freedom—but what about everyone else? What happened in your own backyard? The Morgan Log House shows the Revolutionary era in ways you might not have heard: the experiences of local Mennonites, of immigrants, and of the Welsh who settled here.
2.) History is Exciting!
Think history is just a boring subject you slept through in school? Think again! History is connected to our world in more ways than we realize—why is that road called that? Why do we do the things we do? People cooked on what? Went to the bathroom where? We live in the legacy of history—explore it!
3.) History is Fun for All Ages
Exploring a local historic site like the Morgan Log House can be fun for each member of your family. Mom interested in architecture? The Log House is a fascinating and unique eighteenth century home. Dad learning how to cook? Learning about hearth cooking might be a great inspiration to get our and grill. Kids hate their chores? Learning how eighteenth century kids did their chores might make that all better—and give everyone some laughs! It’s a great learning experience to take part in as a family.
4.) The Morgan Log House Has Fun Holiday Programming
The Morgan Log House has all sorts of programming from now to the end of the year with the season in mind. For those wanting some adult Halloween spookiness, our Mayhem at Morgan (Friday, October 27, 7: p.m. to 9:00 p.m.) might be just the thing. For the little goblins, we have our Mini-Mayhem, with candy and crafts (Sunday, October 29, noon to 3:00 p.m., FREE). For help getting in the holiday mood, we have our special Candlelight tours of the Morgan Log House on Saturday, December 9, where you can learn all about the Christmas traditions of those who lived at the Log House—truly something for everyone!
5.) You Can Interact With the Past
Have questions about eighteenth century life? About the American Revolution? Our tours are interactive and lead by a guide who can answer your questions and talk to you about what life was like for the people that lived here. It’s an interactive and engaging experience!
Did we convince you to take a tour? The Morgan Log House is open for regular visitation Thursdays through Sundays through the end of the year. From Thursday through Saturday, stop in for a tour from 10 p.m. to 3 p.m. (the last tour of the day leaves at 2 p.m.) On Sunday, stop in between noon and 3 p.m. (the last tour of the day leaves as 2 p.m.). Tours are affordably priced: they are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, students, and military, and free for children under 6 and Museum Members. All tour proceeds go to support the mission of the Morgan Log House, a non-profit history organization.