The Fox Island Museum is celebrating more than just Arbor Day on Saturday (April 16).
A dedication of the 1908 Acheson Cabin will be held to celebrate the log cabin’s inclusion into the Washington State Historic Registry.
Fox Island Historical Society board member and museum volunteer Karen Kretschmer has been looking forward to the event for a while.
“It gives the cabin a certain status in the community,” she said. “We’re one of the few cabins in the state that’s original. Most others are replicas.”
The cabin was constructed on Fox Island as a summer home by the Acheson family in 1908 and was moved to the museum’s grounds for preservation in 1977.
It gives the cabin a certain status in the community. We’re one of the few cabin’s in the state that’s original, most others are replicas.
Karen Kretschmer, board member of the Fox Island Historical Society
Inside the cabin, which is placed securely on a modern foundation, are replicas of the furniture and accessories that the family would have used at that time.
Kretschmer said Saturday’s event will feature guest speakers and an unveiling of the historical plaque, which will be placed on the wall of the cabin.
Additional activities for the Arbor Day celebration include cabin tours, ice cream sundaes and children’s activities such as paper kite building, ice cream churning, “I Spy” games within the museum and free trees donated by Weyerhaeuser.
The event begins at 1 p.m. and will run through 4 p.m. at the museum, located at 1017 9th Avenue Court Fi.