The GTHS campus includes our museum, history library, Cook Log Cabin, blacksmith shop and the farm, now known as the Goshen Heritage Center.
Known affectionately as The Anchorage, our history museum features permanent and rotating exhibits showcasing Goshen history and its notable citizens. The museum is open on Tuesday mornings from 10am-noon. We hold an Open House - Night at the Museum on the first Wednesday of every month from 6-8pm, often featuring special guests or presentations. We are also open for special events and by appointment.
The museum is also home to our History Library, a treasure trove of Goshen documents, photos, books and memorabilia. For research, school assignments or pleasure, the History Library has become a local favorite for history and geneaology buffs, students, and those who just want to reminisce.
Originally built in 1803, the log cabin was eventually the home of the Cook family for over 100 years. Completely restored by the Goshen Twp Historical Society through donations and with the help of many volunteers, the log cabin (along with a restored 19th century bank barn and other outbuildings) serves as a living history example of farm life from the pioneer days through the Depression era.
The former Cook Farm, now called the Goshen Heritage Center, is also home to our 19th century replica blacksmith shop. The blacksmith shop holds frequent classes for all experience levels, with the mission to preserve and promote blacksmithing and metal arts to new generations.
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View of the cabin from the Ken & Judy Klosterman Garden. The Klostermans connected us with skilled volunteer craftsman and provide us with some of the period furnishings for the interior.
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