Crosslake Historic Log Village to remain closed; volunteers still needed

Crosslake Historic Log Village. Submitted Photo

A special meeting of the Crosslake Area Historical Society board was held Tuesday, May 19, to discuss the feasibility of opening the Historic Log Village for the 2020 summer season.

A list of pros and cons was compiled and discussed. After much soul searching and deliberation, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty of future governor’s mandates, the board resolved to cancel the Memorial Day opening of the village and remain closed this year. All onsite programs and events are canceled.

The setting of the Historic Log Village Museum makes it difficult to monitor visitors to ensure their protection from the coronavirus. Visitors will be permitted to stroll through the village, but the historic buildings will not be opened to the public.

The board and volunteers will take advantage of this time to update the inventory of artifacts and clean and organize for the 2021 season. Regardless of the closure, the village grounds must be groomed through the summer season and volunteers will be needed.

Contact Linda Andrews at 513-807-0392 or Tom White at 612-644-5759 if you would be available to volunteer for these projects.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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