Shiloh Museum works to restore 1854 log cabin in Springdale

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Historic structure sits on grounds of Shiloh Museum

(NWA Online) The past 168 years have not been easy for the Ritter-McDonald log cabin on the grounds of the Shiloh Museum. The cold and heat, wind and rain and thousands of children’s feet have taken their toll on the cabin, believed to be built in 1854.
The City Council on Tuesday issued a show of support for a restoration project planned by the Board of Trustees of the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.
"The city of Springdale recognizes the historical significance of the log cabin, as well as the importance of maintaining the integrity, safety and longevity of the log cabin," reads a resolution the council passed unanimously.
The museum board on Thursday should determine a contractor for the $140,000 project. The restoration work should be completed by the end of this year, said Angie Albright, museum director…Read the rest