"Operation Cabin Fever"
The Bella Vista Historical Museum in Bella Vista, Arkansas, has been offered a local pioneer log cabin (the actual cabin in the photo above, which was reconfigured in 1974 from the original cabin built circa 1916) if they can raise enough funds to move the cabin from its current location on a wooded hillside to the History Museum grounds for all to see and enjoy. Once moved the badly deteriorated roof will need replaced, along with the front porch. The museum also plans on furnishing the cabin with period pieces.
As a nonprofit 501c3 organization, run entirely by volunteers (no paid staff), the museum is hoping to enlist the help of the community, as well as anyone else who has a love of days gone by who'd like to see this charming early pioneer cabin saved as a cherished bit of Bella Vista history.
Any donations will be welcome, with no donation too small. Every little bit can help bring this little cabin "home" for everyone to share. After all, it has been said that mighty floods are built by uncountable individual drops of rain.
As further incentive, anyone who contributes at least $100, or more, will be acknowledged by having their names added to a memorial wooden plaque to be placed on or near the cabin.
If enough is made beyond the initial goal there is even the possibility that an old time well could be built from native stone, with an engraved donor's plaque imbedded in the rock on the outside of the well. This old well could also double as a wishing well, where a penny tossed into the old time well bucket could buy a special wish (and help with yearly upkeep of the Cabin too).
So please help the Bella Vista Historical Society bring this charming cabin home where it can well preserved for generations to come! Join OPERATION CABIN FEVER by donating to the cause and sharing it with your friends and family, both on and off the net!