Yanda Log Cabin

Yanda Log Cabin
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A cabin that showcases the rise of Glen Carbon, the Yanda Log Cabin was home to Bohemian immigrants William and Anna Yanda. It was built on an offshoot of the Goshen Trail and established necessary blacksmithing services for weary travelers. The Yanda family passed this cabin down through generations until they sold it in the 1940s.

Discovered underneath aluminum siding in 1989, this cabin has since served as a local gathering place for Glen Carbon residents, hosting events like field trips, apple butter festivals, pioneer days, sewing circles, and more. 

The Village of Glen Carbon is proud to share this history with you. Stop by to view the inside of the cabin through its new glass doors and read more about its construction, discovery, and restoration on the front porch podium or by clicking information panel.


Yanda Log Cabin Events:  

What: 
Cabin Day at the Yanda Log Cabin is a pioneer themed event with educational programs, music, food, and more! Stop by to see a blacksmith at work using similar methods to those used in the 19th century. Listen as musicians play music on a traditional dulcimer. Learn about food processing, sewing and embroidery, and rope making. 
When: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 10AM-3PM
Where: 
Yanda Log Cabin, 148 S. Main St. Glen Carbon, IL 62034 

This event is free and open to the public, though optional donations will be accepted at the cabin. More information coming soon!

Check the Village of Glen Carbon's Facebook Page and Calendar for information about upcoming events.

Buy a Raffle Ticket to Win a Catered Dinner for 6 guests at the Yanda Log Cabin

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