Log House Museum

Log House Museum

During the 19th century a lady who could cast spells lived in the Log House. Her husband often watched his wife cast and remove spells, reading passages from the Bible. He thought the process was simple and waited for a chance to try his luck. One day he walked to Mill Street where a horse was pulling a wagon. He said the magic words, and the horse did stop dead in its tracks. Unfortunately, he didn't know how to remove the spell. The owner of the horse was getting angrier by the minute. His wife saved the day.
Twenty log houses are standing in the town, but the Browns worked 25 years to remove the siding from theirs. When the old log house opened its doors as a museum, state delegates, a senator, and county commissioners united to congratulate Carl and Maxine Brown. A message was read from the governor. Carl Brown died in 1993, but what a marvelous gift he left. The family room is filled with unusual items and the kitchen is furnished with items used l50 years ago. The upstairs contains one of the largest primitive tool collections in the area.
The Log House Museum is located at 115 Mill St., Clear Spring, Md. Call to see the house at 301-842-2553.