Events, Tours and Etc.
The Friends of the Log Cabins Association sponsors Open Houses, Tours and Events to encourage people to visit the Lincoln era Log Cabin Village and to utilize this great resource. School Groups and Senior Citizens have visited the site with members of the Friends Group providing personal tours of the structures along with some of the history behind each structure. Every structure dates to the 1800's when Abe Lincoln was in the area. Structures were moved to this site from various locations in Adams and Pike County.
To schedule a tour contact the Friends of the Log Cabins by emailing: email@example.com or message them on their Facebook Page or write them at: Friends of the Log Cabins, P.O. Box 3122, Quincy, IL 62305.
The Log Church "Lord's Barn" can be reserved for small weddings, marriage vow renewals, or unique meetings.
Large weddings can be held in front of the Church with the Log Cabin Village as a backdrop. A Shelter House nearby, needs to be reserved to insure adequate parking is available.
Call the Park District at 217-223-7703 to reserve the shelter house. Contact Friends at: firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate use of the Village grounds and Log Church.
Frontier Settlement Day is held annually, the second Saturday in September. This "free" event provides visitors the opportunity to experience what life in the village would have been like in the 1800's when Abe Lincoln visited the area campaigning for Senator from Illinois. Many times he has visited Frontier Settlement Day as President Abe Lincoln.
Displayers, and some visitors, dress in period costume to show folks how people dressed in the 1800's. Typical activities include: Talks on Religious Life in 1830's by Rev. Asa Turner, a Presbyterian minister. He sometimes performs a frontier wedding; a Blacksmith creates items used in the 1800's; Kids make 1800's items.
The Log Cabins and the Stone Smoke House are open with displays; the Clat Adams Pioneer Store is also open. Herbs are growing in Village Garden and there is Wool Spinning, Woodworking and Demonstrations on how school was taught in the 1800's.
The Quincy Park District Staff shows kids how to Play Pioneer games so they learn how children in the 1800's occupied their time without cell phones, laptops, IPads, etc..
Frontier Settlement Day