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Geneva

Archaeological dig of 1830’s log cabin to be presented at Geneva History Museum

GENEVA – The Geneva History Museum will present “Recalling the 1992 Herrington Cabin Excavation” at noon Tuesday at 112. S. Third St., Geneva, as part of its Brown Bag Lunch Program.

Midwest Archaeological Research Services Inc. will uncover what they found in 1992 when they were hired by the city of Geneva to dig at the site of the 1830’s log cabin owned by James and Charity Herrington, known as Geneva’s founding family.

The Herrington cabin marks the genesis of the community at the “Big Spring” along the Fox River.  

Attempts to relocate the remains of that founding occupation drew attention and interest from the public and the Geneva Historic Preservation Commission funneled enthusiasm by organizing field and laboratory volunteers to assist with the archaeological investigations at the Herrington Site.

All of the artifacts were donated to the Geneva History Museum and some now are on display in the Museum’s Main Gallery, “Geneva’s Story.”

Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch, soup is provided by Inglenook Pantry and the museum offers cookies, water, tea and coffee.

Admission is $5 each or $3 for members. Registration is encouraged to ensure seating and can be made at GenevaHistoryMuseum.org or by calling 630-232-4951.

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