Preservation Mifflinburg hosts log home tour

MIFFLINBURG — A tour of historical log homes will take place in Mifflinburg Saturday.

Karen Fritz of Preservation Mifflinburg says they are hosting the event so attendants can see unique architecture of log homes and hear historical stories.  “People will have a chance to see what a Rumford Fireplace is.  Rumford was designing fireplaces so they were more effective for heat at the same time Ben Franklin was working on the stove.  In fact, they were friends,” says Fritz.

Fritz says the tour consists of four private homes and two museums.  “One of the houses on the tour is Keith and Meg Phelps home.  Their garden will be available to see and also it is interesting because their house, for a short time, was the first Union County Courthouse.”

The historic log house tour is from 1:00p.m.-5:00p.m.  Tickets are $10 and are available at Country Farm and Home, Pompeii Street Soap Company and the Gutelius House Museum in Mifflinburg. (Sara Bartlett)

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