Rushville Restores Historic Cabins

Rushville, IL – An open house in Rushville Sunday afternoon will show off restoration of a cabin in Scripps Park. The cabin was originally built for a caretaker for "The Virginia." That's the community building given to the city by the Scripps newspaper family. Restoration Committee member Bebe Reisch says it took more than $45,000 in donations to restore and furnish the two-bedroom cabin. She says a second cabin was used by members of the Scripps family when they visited Rushville. Reisch says the committee hopes to have the second cabin restored next year. City crews are repairing the foundation now. The open house will be held from 2 to 4 p.m.