This log house was constructed in a simple style that was common in the 1700s and 1800s, but this building cannot be precisely dated. Humble farm cabins were rarely documented, although they were once very common throughout the rural Chesapeake. Once located just south of Trappe, Maryland, this dwelling once served as a tenant farming house for a Black family, Albert and Henrietta Wilson and their eight children, for most of the late 19th and early 20th century. Although small, this log cabin would have provided the essentials for family life— a hearth for cooking, a table for gathering, and a dry, warm place to sleep at night. Donated by Louis Outten, the log house was moved to Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in 1982.