Log Cabin Day 2022 Features Excursions, Blacksmithing, Storytelling and More – Photos

Phyllis Cooley tells stories about the Hessler Log Home; Log Cabin Day 2022 | Jane Boursaw Photo

The annual Log Cabin Day took place on Sunday, June 26, on the Old Mission Peninsula. It was a lovely day to celebrate the history of the Peninsula, especially since the event had been sidelined for a couple of years due to that little thing called the pandemic (though we did have a “Harvesting History” event last year).

Hosted by the Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society (celebrating its 30th anniversary) and organized by Laura Johnson and her team, this year’s Log Cabin Day featured:

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  • Blacksmithing by Brendan Keenan
  • Storytelling by Civil War poet Jim Ribby
  • Tours of the Dougherty House (my cousin, Phyllis Cooley, did an amazing job), Mission Point Lighthouse and Hessler Log Cabin
  • Representatives from Peninsula Community Library (Director Vicki Shurly, with their new activity book from Tim Carroll, available at the library), the Old Mission Women’s Club (Judy Arnold, Barb Soullier, Candy Brody and Janis Haine – and their famous cookies! – celebrating the club’s 90th anniversary), and Maritime Heritage Alliance (they brought the “Gracie L”)
  • Helen Herzberg’s musical group and lots more.

My Dad’s (Walter Johnson) 1952 Chevy Stake Truck even made an appearance! The 70-year-old truck was used to haul logs during the restoration of the Hessler Log Home in the 1990s (thank you, Dean and Laura, for restoring the truck and keeping it in the family!).

Below are a few photos of the fun event. By the way, Log Cabin Day is a state-wide event, and when I googled about it, our Hessler Log Home is the featured photo on this story at Log Home Living!

Barb Hansen, left, with visitors at the Dougherty House;  Log Cabin Day 2022 |  Jane Boursaw PhotoBarb Hansen, left, with visitors at the Dougherty House; Log Cabin Day 2022 | Jane Boursaw Photol to r, Connie Sargent, Brad Lyman and Marty Klein at the Dougherty House;  Log Cabin Day 2022 |  Jane Boursaw Photol to r, Connie Sargent, Brad Lyman and Marty Klein at the Dougherty House; Log Cabin Day 2022 | Jane Boursaw PhotoAntique table setting at the Dougherty House;  Log Cabion Day 2022 |  Jane Boursaw PhotoAntique table setting at the Dougherty House; Log Cabin Day 2022 | Jane Boursaw PhotoLamp at the Dougherty House;  Log Cabin Day 2022 |  Jane Boursaw PhotoHurricane Lamp at the Dougherty House; Log Cabin Day 2022 | Jane Boursaw PhotoDougherty House on Log Cabin Day 2022 |  Jane Boursaw PhotoThe Welcome Crew at the Dougherty House on Log Cabin Day 2022 | Jane Boursaw PhotoMission Point Lighthouse;  Log Cabin Day 2022 |  Jane Boursaw PhotoMission Point Lighthouse; Log Cabin Day 2022 | Jane Boursaw PhotoWalter Johnson's 1952 Chevy Stake Truck (hauled logs for the Hessler Log Cabin restoration);  Log Cabin Day 2022 |  Jane Boursaw PhotoWalter Johnson’s (Jane’s dad) 1952 Chevy Stake Truck (hauled logs for the Hessler Log Cabin restoration); Log Cabin Day 2022 | Jane Boursaw PhotoCivil War storyteller Jim Ribby;  Log Cabin Day 2022 |  Jane Boursaw PhotoCivil War poet/storyteller Jim Ribby; Log Cabin Day 2022 | Jane Boursaw PhotoPhyllis Cooley tells stories about the Hessler Log Home;  Log Cabin Day 2022 |  Jane Boursaw PhotoPhyllis Cooley tells stories about the Hessler Log Home; Log Cabin Day 2022 | Jane Boursaw PhotoHessler Log Home at Lighthouse Park;  Log Cabin Day 2022 |  Jane Boursaw PhotoHessler Log Home at Lighthouse Park; Log Cabin Day 2022 | Jane Boursaw PhotoSleeping Cat at the Hessler Log Home;  Log Cabin Day 2022 |  Jane Boursaw PhotoSleeping Cat (is it real?) at the Hessler Log Home; Log Cabin Day 2022 | Jane Boursaw PhotoVicki Shurly holds the new activity book with stories by Tim Carroll; Vicki Shurly holds the new activity book with stories by Tim Carroll; “Once Upon a Peninsula” (available at Peninsula Community Library); Log Cabin Day 2022 | Jane Boursaw PhotoJudy Arnold, Barb Soullier, Candy Brody and Janis Haine at the Old Mission Women's Club table at Lighthouse Park;  Log Cabin Day 2022 |  Jane Boursaw Photol to r, Judy Arnold, Barb Soullier, Candy Brody and Janis Haine at the Old Mission Women’s Club table at Lighthouse Park; Log Cabin Day 2022 | Jane Boursaw PhotoOld Mission Women's Club Cookies;  Log Cabin Day 2022 |  Jane Boursaw PhotoOld Mission Women’s Club Cookies; Log Cabin Day 2022 | Jane Boursaw PhotoHelen Herzberg's musical group;  Log Cabin Day 2022 |  Jane Boursaw PhotoHelen Herzberg’s musical group; Log Cabin Day 2022 | Jane Boursaw PhotoAntique Corn Sheller at Lighthouse Park;  Log Cabin Day 2022 |  Jane Boursaw PhotoAntique Corn Sheller at Lighthouse Park; Log Cabin Day 2022 | Jane Boursaw PhotoNative American Corn at Lighthouse Park;  Log Cabin Day 2022 |  Jane Boursaw PhotoNative American Corn at Lighthouse Park; Log Cabin Day 2022 | Jane Boursaw PhotoRug Hooking at Lighthouse Park;  Log Cabin Day 2022 |  Jane Boursaw PhotoRug Hooking at Lighthouse Park; Log Cabin Day 2022 | Jane Boursaw PhotoRug Hooking at Lighthouse Park;  Log Cabin Day 2022 |  Jane Boursaw PhotoRug Hooking at Lighthouse Park; Log Cabin Day 2022 | Jane Boursaw PhotoMaritime Heritage Alliance Crew at Lighthouse Park;  Log Cabin Day 2022 |  Jane Boursaw PhotoMaritime Heritage Alliance Crew at Lighthouse Park; Log Cabin Day 2022 | Jane Boursaw Photo“Gracie L” from the Maritime Heritage Alliance; Log Cabin Day 2022 | Jane Boursaw PhotoBlacksmith Brendan Keenan at Lighthouse Park;  Log Cabin Day 2022 |  Jane Boursaw PhotoBlacksmith Brendan Keenan at Lighthouse Park; Log Cabin Day 2022 | Jane Boursaw PhotoBlacksmith Brendan Keenan at Lighthouse Park;  Log Cabin Day 2022 |  Jane Boursaw PhotoBlacksmith Brendan Keenan at Lighthouse Park; Log Cabin Day 2022 | Jane Boursaw PhotoBlacksmith Brendan Keenan at Lighthouse Park;  Log Cabin Day 2022 |  Jane Boursaw PhotoBlacksmith Brendan Keenan at Lighthouse Park; Log Cabin Day 2022 | Jane Boursaw Photo

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