Trading Post

Trading Post

The Trading Post cabin was originally located in the area of the Glendale Fish and Wildlife Area in Daviess County, Indiana. Very little is known of the early history of this cabin. Originally, it was used as a home and sat near a creek. It is built of massive tulip poplar logs and has square notch ends. This cabin has a fireplace and a half loft.

It was purchased from Mr. Littell of Washington, Indiana and was added to Pioneer Village in 1975. In the past, this cabin was used as the Village Trading Post. During the early 1800s, people traded or bartered for items they could not provide for themselves. Typical articles available may have been sugar, tea, gunpowder, coffee and clothing materials. On the walls may have hung tools for clearing timber, working the land, and household chores. The Trading Post was also where you would receive your mail, get the area news or just sit a spell and visit. In 1996, the Trading Post was changed to the Eagle and Lion Tavern because the Village Mercantile was opened. The Tavern would also have been a gathering place for the local people.