Capital Campaign


What is our Capital Campaign goal?

We are raising funds to rebuild the Brown log cabin, which was built in 1834 in Wilton Center, near what became the Joliet Arsenal.  It was moved to Lockport in 1972 after spending approximately 30 years at the Grundy County fairgrounds, and became part of the Pioneer Village for another three decades.  

But eventually the cabin and other settlement buildings were placed in storage, and it was taken apart log by log.  However, due to the environmental conditions, we have lost approximately 30% of the logs to rot.  We will need to pay not only to replace the logs, but to pour a foundation, and re-erect the cabin.

Our financial goal is $100,000.


Ozinga - $1000

Donnelly Foundation - $500

Eileen Andrew Foundation - $5000

Attorney Mike Hanson - $250

Community Support is Vital to Our Success

In addition to seeking large scale donors, we would like to invite you, the community, to help in making this project a reality so we may tell the story of the early settlers of Will County.

You can now contribute to our Capital Campaign through our GoFundMe campaign.

More Information

If you would like to learn more about the Brown log cabin, Heritage Village, or Will County Historical Museum, please visit the museum or call us at 815-838-5080.