Pioneer Log Cabin
Designed by Louisville architect Brinton B. Davis, who built many of the historic structures on WKU's campus, the 'pioneer log cabin' was constructed in the mid-1930s to commemorate and interpret Kentucky's pioneer life. Never used for this purpose, the cabin instead housed faculty, staff and international scholars, and once served as the childhood home of film director John Carpenter. In 2004, the building was restored for use for the Folk Studies Program and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Since fall 2004, the Log Cabin has housed graduate student work space, served as home base for the Folklore Club, and has provided an intimate setting for lectures, classes, concerts, and social events. The always popular Cabin Concert Series, featuring nationally prominent musicians, takes place in the cabin.
Directions to log cabin.