In 1910, the Parkersburg City Council dismantled the cabin and brought to its current location in the City Park to celebrate Parkersburg's Centennial year2. The City bought it from one of Cooper's descendants, F.L. Barnett and a brother-in law, M.L, Lemasters, with the intention of preserving and making any restorations to the cabinet, for $400. Rebult in September 1910, the City Council convey the structure to Parkersburg's Centennial Chapter of the Daughters of the American Pioneers1.
The DAP transformed the cabin into a museum of various artifacts--clothes, photographs, and furniture2. These artifacts derive from the pioneer era, the 1700s-1900s2. The museum collections boasts that it possesses one of the largest button collections in the country, in addition to tree bark from a tree planted by none other than Johnny Appleseed2.