Edward Scribner built this log cabin c.1891 on Mitchell Bay on the northwest side of the island, for his wife and three children. During the next seventeen years six additional children were born in the cabin. Later, the family moved to Friday Harbor, and the cabin remained vacant for years. In 1988, it was donated to the Historical Society, moved to the Museum grounds and restored to near original condition. A portion of the interior has been transformed into a recreated 1896 San Juan Island school classroom. The Museum has established an outreach program entitled “The Living Lesson,” an early pioneer classroom experience for local elementary school students. Students dress in period clothing, are given lessons in reading, writing & ‘rithmetic and current (1896) events. The session ends with games of Tug of War and Red Rover.