By Greg Kowalski
You can hear and see the whole story on Thursday, March 28, at the Hamtramck Historical Museum, when it presents “The Lost Log Cabin.”
See how this amazing historical structure was found almost accidentally hidden within a crumbling old house in a neighborhood just north of Hamtramck that was once part of Hamtramck Twp.
This was an amazingly important find.
There are only two other log cabins in Detroit dating from the period this cabin was built more than 150 years ago. But after standing so long it was threatened with destruction as part of the program to demolish abandoned houses in Detroit.
“The Lost Log Cabin” will show how historians from the Hamtramck Historical Museum and archeologists from Wayne State University worked furiously to save the log cabin from being destroyed.
And just when it seemed like they might succeed — the cabin was destroyed. Demolished in a matter of hours.
This shocking development incensed local preservationists and drew widespread media coverage.
And the story is not over yet.
Learn what happened, what really was at stake and what will happen next in this real-life treasure adventure.
The program will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Hamtramck Historical Museum, 9525 Jos. Campau. Doors open at 6 p.m. and light refreshments will be served.
It’s free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
For more information call (313) 893-5027, (248) 770-8389, or go to: www.hamtramckhistory.org.
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March 15, 2019