An authentic replica of the sod houses built by early settlers Nebraska
Log cabin of former settlers, on the Tennessee side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in southeastern USA.
The section to the left is a later addition.
190 West 9th Street
Ship's carpenter and Irish Canadian immigrant Thomas Morrissey constructed this tiny cottage for his wife and (ultimately) five children in 1867. The house survived the Holland Fire of 1871, the same day as the fires in Chicago, Illinois and Peshtigo, Wisconsin. Restored by the Holland Museum and opened to the public in 2001, the Settlers House recalls a life of hardships faced by area settlers and illustrates their daily lives from the wallpapers they purchased to the rubbish they threw out the back door. The house is furnished with locally used objects from the Holland area's settlement period of 1845-1880, objects from the Holland Museum's extensive collection.
Hancock was the third of 19 Shaker villages established between 1783 and 1836 on land given by a convert to the Shakers. The village peaked with 300 people in the 1830s with six communal families. In 1960 this village became an historic site with 20 original buildings on 1,200 acres.