- Historic Sites
Gene Stratton Porter State Historical Site
What is now the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site was the Porter’s second home, built in 1913. The vast, undeveloped forest of this site provided a rich source of material for her nature studies, writings and photography. Guided tours of the Porter's log cabin are available. There are many historically significant and intriguing artifacts to be found inside the cabin. The bookshelves are filled with books from Gene's personal library, and the antique McCray icebox refrigerator has just been packed with a new block of "ice", giving the cabin the same look and feel it would have had when the Porter's lived there. The gravesites of Gene Stratton-Porter and her daughter Jeannette are located at this site.