Osmond matriarch's home dedicated as museum

May 4, 2010 8:22:12 AM PDT
Members of the Osmond family gathered Monday in the small southeastern Idaho town of Samaria to honor their mother with the dedication of the "Olive May Davis Osmond Cabin and Museum." Olive Davis Osmond was born 85 years ago in a two-room cabin in Samaria. She died in 2004.

Seven of her nine children joined fans from as far away as Japan to honor the singing family's matriarch and dedicate the log cabin as a museum. Items on display there include a sewing table that each of the Osmond brothers carved his initials into.

The cabin sits on property donated by local high school teacher Luke Waldron. Waldron says he restored the structure with "a lot of community involvement," including help from several Eagle Scouts.

Among the dedication attendees was Donny Osmond, who called the experience "surreal" and said, "You can feel her presence here."


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