The Southery Log House at Bethel

Bethel Township Preservation Society held its annual Log House Open House on May 20th, 2018, with demonstrations and activities focused on colonial life. Representing the Media Historical Society, Fran Sheldon demonstrated spinning on her 18th-century “great” (AKA “walking”) wheel.

John and Jan Haigis of Past Times Present strolled the grounds, providing musical entertainment on several different period instruments.

The log house, originally owned by the Southery Family, was built in the late 1600s in what is known as William Penn style. The early row houses in Philadelphia evolved from this two-story design.

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