The historic 91-year-old Dorothy Anderson Cabin in Seabrook will be open to the public every other Saturday beginning March 3. Museum member and volunteer Patsy Ohlsen will be on hand to greet visitors from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The log cabin was built entirely by Dorothy Anderson with her bare hands at Ocean City in 1927. It had suffered severe rot and general disrepair over several decades. To keep the cabin from being destroyed, the Museum of the North Beach in Moclips, which is the cabin’s caretaker, had it moved twice. It is permanently located on Meriweather Street at the north end of Crescent Park in Seabrook.
The cabin was fully restored with a matching grant from the Seabrook Foundation and Moclips by the Sea Historical Society in 2013. In addition to the restored cabin, an informational historic marker was installed and several raised flower and vegetable beds cover the entire landscape forming the Dorothy Anderson Garden.
Inside the cabin are Dorothy’s personal items and several period artifacts from many donors, giving visitors the chance to step back in time.
For more information, call the Museum at (360) 276-4441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Museum also will be hosting a book signing on Saturday, March 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Victory on the Home Front author Lilly Robbins Brock. Lilly tells the incredible story of 95 year old Priscilla (Penny) Messinger who grew up in Aloha, graduated at Moclips High School in 1940 and became a “Rosie the Riveter” during WWII at the Aberdeen Boeing plant.
The book will be on sale for $10.