METAMORA — The Lee Log Cabin located in Black Partridge Park, Metamora, will be open for visits at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14. Visitors will gather at the nearby picnic shelter for an introduction before walking to the cabin. Refreshments will be served.
Visitors will get to understand what it was like to live in one room, with one door, twisty stairs up to the second floor, no bathroom, no running water, no electricity, no proper kitchen and no closets. The house offered shelter for families for more than 100 years.
The cabin was built in Worth Township by John Amsler, a Swiss immigrant. Not a typical "log cabin," the structure’s logs have been squared off, so the house is actually a "timber house." The original foundation was made of bricks made in Germantown Hills. Over the years, additions and clapboards were added to the house.
Today the cabin is maintained by the Woodford County Historical and Genealogical Society and the Metamora Park District. It is open for visitors on Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m.