Despite the log church’s significant, if uncertain, past, the present congregation of Mount Tabor feared their little log church might have an uncertain future. With the congregation dwindling in size and advancing in age, it became apparent to the church members that they were no longer able to care for and preserve the old church. As the building tottered on the edge of decay, the congregation of Mount Tabor United Methodist church decided to take action. They contacted the Frontier Culture Museum, located in nearby Staunton, Virginia.
The Frontier Culture Museum is an open-air museum whose mission is to chronicle the history of the settling of the Appalachian backcountry in the 18th century and to examine the antebellum American culture formed by the blending of these English, Germanic, northern Irish, and West African peoples.comments