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Friday, April 11, 2014 8:50 PM

Dietrich Cabin adjusts open hours for changing community culture

By The Herald Staff

The 1859 Dietrich Cabin in City Park, Fifth and Main streets, is changing its hours of operation.

“The old schedule of summer Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. has outlived its usefulness,” Deborah Barker, Franklin County Historical Society director, said. “People’s willingness to leave their air conditioned house to go look at an uncooled cabin has lessened. For the health of the volunteers who staff the cabin, we don’t open if there is a heat advisory [95 degrees or above]. That situation can easily cancel opening throughout July and August. So we’re trying something completely different.”

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