In 1981, the Sargent Farm Foundation was founded to raise funds for the relocation and restoration of the Stephen Sargent Farm at Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site. Since then the Foundation has evolved into a philanthropic organization, known today as the Lincoln-Sargent Farm Foundation, committed to the restoration and preservation of the entire site, as well as to the support of educational programming that effectively interprets the historic properties at Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site.The Foundation supports one of the most unique educational programs among historic sites. The Live-In Program allows fifth grade classes to experience rural life during the mid-1800s. Students participate in living history activities, which include mucking barns, splitting rails, candle dipping, and making “Johnny cake.” The Foundation also sponsors the Summer Youth Program where children spend nine weeks volunteering at the site and participating in the site’s living history programming. Special events, exhibitions, visiting scholars, and preservation efforts, such as restoration of the Moore Home, are all critical needs being met by the Foundation.
Lori Henderson, President
Dale Wolf, Vice President
Nora Pat Small, Secretary
Peggy Lawson, Treasurer
Larry Gutzler (Immediate Past President)
Matthew Mittelstaedt, Site Manager
The Lincoln-Sargent Farm Foundation is committed to the advancement of philanthropic efforts to fund, promote, and secure the restoration and preservation of all the properties at Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, and to the philanthropic support of educational programming that effectively interprets the historic properties at the site.