Fund Est. 2000
Established in 1995 as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation, the Friends of the Limberlost work closely with the Limberlost State Historic Site and the Indiana Division of Nature Preserves to preserve and promote the legacy of noted Indiana author and naturalist, Gene Stratton-Porter, who lived in Geneva, Indiana, from 1888 to 1913. Her 14-room Queen Ann style log cabin home, completed in 1895, and known as the Limberlost Cabin, is one of only 12 historic sites operated by the Indiana State Museum.
Today, the Indiana Division of Nature Preserves manages 1500 acres of the original Limberlost Swamp, which Mrs. Porter popularized in her novels and nature study books. From the Limberlost Cabin, 750 acres of natural wetlands are located within 5 to 10 miles. Information about Limberlost Cabin tours, wetland tours, special events, and wetland restoration projects can be obtained by visiting the historic site, located on US27 in Geneva, or by calling 260-368-7428, or visit the websites: www.genestrattonporter.net or www.indianamuseum.org and click on the historic sites tab.