Tree-Ring Dating the Log House at Crab Tree Farm

Log Cabin



7:00 pm


History Center Lake Forest-Lake Bluff


Free—Suggested donation of $10.00

Join us for Thursday, June 22nd’s presentation on how tree rings were used to determine a construction date for the log house that was relocated to Crab Tree Farm. The presentation, featuring Professor of Biology at Hanover College Dr. Darrin Rubino, will focus on the methodology used to date historic buildings, the results obtained from this unique log structure, and how various timber species were used in the house’s construction. Doctor Rubino will combine his scientific findings and supporting evidence produced by Eugene & Carol Crovetti and Laurence Pasquesi to link construction of the structure to John Mills, great grandfather of Carol Crovetti.

Dr. Darrin Rubino is a Professor of Biology at Hanover College (Hanover, Indiana). Darrin‘s research focuses on determining the construction date of historic structures by analyzing the tree-ring growth patterns in the building’s timbers. Over the last two decades, Darrin has analyzed over 200 buildings and has created a vast archive of tree-ring data and timber species use in the Midwest. He has authored a textbook and many scientific articles on tree-ring analysis.