Ye Olde Log Cabin

On June 20, 1888, Olcott pioneers began erecting a log cabin in Krull Park. It was opened and dedicated on August 8 of that same year at the Pioneer’s Picnic Days, when the public had an opportunity to see how earlier settlers lived.

It was a popular stop for local families and visitors to Olcott because of its importance as a place for historical relics. It also showed off log ends with inscriptions of those who helped to build the cabin.

Unfortunately, by August of 1956, the log cabin was in disrepair. A large number of relics were stolen and what remained was taken to the Niagara County Historical Society Museum.

Thanks to a grant from the Niagara River Greenway in March 2015, the cabin will rise again. The Town of Newfane will receive a total of $169, 512 in funding for this project, which will recreate the Ye Olde Log Cabin.

To raise the remainder of the $40,000, the Ye Olde Log Cabin Committee will be selling personalized log ends, which will eventually be displayed in the cabin, just like before. An eight-inch log, with up to 45 characters including spaces and punctuation, is $150, and a 10-inch log with up to 52 characters is $300.

You can purchase a log end for yourself, your family, children, or loved one, by sending a check to the Town of Newfane and note that it is for the Log Cabin project. You may also donate and/or purchase a log end by using the DONATE NOW button on this page.

The Town of Newfane is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information, contact the Town Supervisor's Office at 716.778.8531.