Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Help us help you!

Log Cabin Village, in partnership with other museums across the country, is launching a study to find out what you expect and want from museums so that we can serve you even better.

Would you be willing to share about 8 minutes of your time to help us with this important survey? Our museum will greatly benefit from this study by having access to the overall results as well as the results from our visitors. We’ll be using the results to make our museum more interesting, relevant, and even fun for you and your family.

In exchange, Reach Advisors, the audience research firm administering the survey, will be selecting some of the participants to win gifts ranging from museum memberships to gift certificates to Amazon.com. Log Cabin Village will offer a one-time 10% discount in our museum store to survey participants.

Your individual information will absolutely be kept confidential and will not be shared or used for any solicitations.

To take the survey, click here or go to(or copy URL and insert into browser): http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/?p=WEB22A54YLX256

If you have any problems with the survey, please feel free to e-mail Susie Wilkening, of Reach Advisors. She is happy to help you out. Thank you!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Upcoming Maintenance Closure...

Log Cabin Village will be closed for maintenance Monday, January 25, through Monday, February 8. We reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, February 9.

We apologize for any inconvenience!

Be sure to keep up with our exciting maintenance projects right here on the blog! Photos will be posted as progress is made. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Fort Worth Parks book now available!

They're here! They're here!

We are pleased to announce that we have the new Fort Worth Parks book available for sale in our Museum Store. Completed to celebrate and commemorate Fort Worth's Parks and Community Service's 2009 Centennial, the book details the history of Fort Worth's award-winning park system (of which Log Cabin Village is a part), complete with dozens of historic photographs.

Publisher's Description:
Book Description
Fort Worth sits on a blend of timber and prairie land that is transected by the Trinity River and its tributaries. These physical attributes invited the creation of parks to preserve scenic landscapes and to provide Fort Worth residents with access to nature. Generous land donations as well as the foresight of city leaders allowed for the acquisition of park land, particularly after the formation of the park department in 1909. Local architects and such well-known names as George E. Kessler, Hare and Hare, Philip Johnson, and Lawrence Halprin have left a rich legacy of nationally recognized parks and recreational amenities. These include the Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the Water Gardens, Heritage Plaza, Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, and Fort Woof, the city’s first dog park.

Author Bio
In celebration of the Fort Worth Parks and Community Services Department centennial, local historian Susan Allen Kline and Parks and Community Services Department staff have selected historic photographs and other images from public and private collections to illustrate the development of the city’s parks and recreation facilities. The volume also features an introduction by Richard Zavala Jr., the department’s director.

Stop by the Village and purchase your copy today!

Then and Now...

There are two phrases we hear repeatedly here at Log Cabin Village: 1) "I've lived in Fort Worth all my life, always knew this place was here, but never stopped by!" and 2) "I went to the Village as a kid...but I haven't been there in {10, 20, 30} years! Has anything changed?"

My friends, we are here to tell you that it's time you come visit, and that yes--things have changed! How much, you ask? Is it possible, you say?

The photos tell the story. And the photos don't lie.

We are grateful to all those who came before and preserved this beautiful and wonderful living history museum. However we think you'll agree that we are continually getting better. At least that is our goal.

And so, without further ado, we open up our secret files. And we show you "the rest of the story."

From the archives of Log Cabin Village, we present the riveting and dramatic slideshow: "Then and Now..."

*note: "Then" may be anywhere from ten to forty years ago. "Now" is...well...now.

Do YOU have any "Then" photos of the Village? We'd love to see them!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Prairie Dogs do it again!!!

Once again Log Cabin Village owes a debt of gratitude to the Prairie Dog chapter of the Lone Star Dutch Oven Society for their wonderful and yummy demonstrations! Despite the cold, many visitors came out for the fantastic smells, "sage" advice, and the company of good friends.

Hope you were able to make it!

Photos from the event...

Dutch Oven Handout

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

How have museums created a spark in your life?

This is a great video recently reposted by the KERA Art & Seek blog. We thought it was worth sharing with you! The video is called “Spark." Check it out — from the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.

Dutch oven cooking is ON!

Hello friends!

The Prairie Dogs are hardy! We WILL be having dutch oven cooking demonstrations out here on Saturday, January 9th, from 1-4 p.m. Bundle up and come learn and smell the yummy goodness!

We will not be having the other components of the event, however (i.e. making recipe books, chopping veggies, kneading dough). You're still guaranteed to have a great time, however!

We'll see you here...