HCHS holds Log Cabin Cookout


Some of the crowd is shown Saturday during the Highland County Historical Society’s annual Log Cabin Cookout.


From left, artist Robert Kroeger, Senator Rob Portman, Highland House Director Vicki Knauff, and Highland County Commissioner Shane Wilkin are pictured Saturday at the Highland County Historical Society’s annual Log Cabin Cookout. Knauff is holding the surprise painting of the Highland House and log cabin that Kroeger presented for the auction. The quilt in the background was presented to the winner of the raffle.


Over 100 Highland County Historical Society members and volunteers came out to enjoy the beautiful weather Saturday at the annual Log Cabin Cookout and Appreciation Dinner.

The event serves as a fundraiser and a thank you for those who support the historical society throughout the year. Senator Rob Portman, campaigning in the area, joined the group to tour the museum and thank the society for what it does in the community.

Portman took time to visit with society members and view the art work that was being auctioned off as a fundraiser after the dinner. Twelve paintings, including a painting of the socidety’s Highland House Museum and log cabin, along with a small quilt, were auctioned. A different full-sized quilt was raffled off over the past few months with Michelle Parrott being announced as the winner. The quilt was handmade by Jeanette Knauff to raise funds for the society. Robert Kroeger, an artist from the Cincinnati area, painted the Highland County barns and shared the proceeds from the auction with the historical society.

There was also a civil war re-enactor at the log cabin to talk to visitors about the history of the Civil War.

The historical society wants to thank Donald Owens for offering that educational activity for the evening.

Submitted by John Kellis, Highland County Historical Society.

Some of the crowd is shown Saturday during the Highland County Historical Society’s annual Log Cabin Cookout.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Log-Cabin-pic-1.jpgSome of the crowd is shown Saturday during the Highland County Historical Society’s annual Log Cabin Cookout.

From left, artist Robert Kroeger, Senator Rob Portman, Highland House Director Vicki Knauff, and Highland County Commissioner Shane Wilkin are pictured Saturday at the Highland County Historical Society’s annual Log Cabin Cookout. Knauff is holding the surprise painting of the Highland House and log cabin that Kroeger presented for the auction. The quilt in the background was presented to the winner of the raffle.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Log-cabin-pic-2.jpgFrom left, artist Robert Kroeger, Senator Rob Portman, Highland House Director Vicki Knauff, and Highland County Commissioner Shane Wilkin are pictured Saturday at the Highland County Historical Society’s annual Log Cabin Cookout. Knauff is holding the surprise painting of the Highland House and log cabin that Kroeger presented for the auction. The quilt in the background was presented to the winner of the raffle.
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