State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) passed House Resolution 363 on Tuesday, May 13, declaring June 2014 Log Cabin History Month in the state of Michigan. The resolution honors Michigan’s vibrant community of log cabin preservationists and historians belonging to the Log Cabin Society of Michigan, who have worked to preserve more than 100 historical log cabin sites throughout the state. In particular, HR 363 draws attention to the work of the Iron County Historical Society, which will unveil its extensive collection of log cabins this Saturday, May 31.
“For the past 28 years, the Log Cabin Society of Michigan has sponsored Log Cabin History Day on the fourth Sunday of each June,” said Dianda. “This history day has ignited the interest of thousands of visitors, who have made pilgrimages to Michigan’s many log cabins. This tourist activity spurs economic growth in many rural communities, including many areas of the Upper Peninsula.”
The Iron County Historical Museum has painstakingly restored and reassembled at least 17 log structures on its premises in Caspian – seven of which are original historical log cabins constructed by Iron County’s earliest pioneers. Dianda will be present at the ceremonial opening of the Iron County Historical Museum’s Log Cabin exhibit, which will take place Saturday, May 31.
“I am proud of our great history of beautiful log cabins in the state of Michigan, and especially those in the beautiful U.P.,” Dianda said. “It is with great pleasure that I announce the adoption of my resolution, and the naming of June 2014 as Log Cabin History Month.”