Yanda Log Cabin

Yanda Log Cabin

About

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 the Goshen Trail and established necessary blacksmithing services for weary travelers. The Yanda family passed this cabin down through the generations until they sold it in the 1940s.

Discovered underneath aluminum siding in 1989 and restored shortly after, 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 glass doors and read more about its construction, discovery, and restoration on the front porch podium or by clicking information panel.

148 S. Main St. Glen Carbon, IL 62034

Samantha Doolin, Museum Coordinator
gcmuseum@glen-carbon.il.us
sdoolin@glen-carbon.il.us
618.288.7271

Events

Hours of Operation:

Third Saturday of the month, April - September, 10am - 2pm

Contact the Heritage Museum for private tours
gcmuseum@glen-carbon.il.us


2024 Yanda Cabin Open House Schedule

Saturday, January 20th at 10am: Storytime at the Cabin

Join us at the cabin as we enjoy a Storytime with the Glen Carbon Library. Read a few books, sing some songs, and make a craft! FREE to attend, generally best for Pre-K through 1st grade, but all are welcome.

Saturday, February 17th at 10am: Storytime at the Cabin

Join us at the cabin as we enjoy a Storytime with the Glen Carbon Library. Read a few books, sing some songs, and make a craft! FREE to attend, generally best for Pre-K through 1st grade, but all are welcome.

Saturday, March 23rd at 10am: Storytime at the Cabin

Join us at the cabin as we enjoy a Storytime with the Glen Carbon Library. Read a few books, sing some songs, and make a craft! FREE to attend, generally best for Pre-K through 1st grade, but all are welcome.


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