Sue spent a long weekend at the cabin--worked MANY hours on David and Amanda's quilt. But she did take time out for a hike with several neighbors. They hiked part of the Forest Legacy trail, one of the trails established and maintained by the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust. That group has done a remarkable job of preserving land and resources in the area.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
When we bought the cabin (hard to believe it was 24 years ago!), the original door had been removed and was leaning up against one of the outside walls. Very weathered and deteriorating quickly. We tried to think of ways we could use it, but nothing made sense. So, 7-8 years ago, we donated it to the Rangeley Historical Society.
They have a very small building and museum in Rangeley, but had plans to build a new facility in Oquossoc dedicated to the Region's fishing and hunting heritage. It took several years, but the Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum had its dedication and grand opening on August 14--it's a beautiful facility. Here is the link for the museum's web site: www.rangeleyoutdoormuseum.org
One of the main attractions in the museum is a simulated log cabin (the size and layout are amazingly close to our little cabin). And, there is "our" door, the very first thing you see as you enter the museum. We are thrilled that the door has been preserved in such a fitting way!