The cabin, first discovered about three years ago hiding underneath the outer shell of the Green Hotel, was excavated in December. That excavation revealed some information about the building’s origins, though the Cave Spring Historical Society is not yet ready to release everything that’s been discovered.
That’s what the March 25 meeting is about, said Dianna Edwards Haney, the society’s president.
“It’s huge. It’s just huge,” Haney said. “And here it is in downtown Cave Spring.”
Haney did say that window glass enabled researchers to date the building between 1810 and 1817. That makes it one of the earliest structures in the area.
Haney, however, declined to say who built it until the formal announcement later this month. She did drop a hint, saying the building’s historical con-
nections extend to Oklahoma and Hollywood.
“Cave Spring is a historical place,” said Mayor Rob Ware. “We
value the history of the area very much. This is a structure that needs to be recognized.”
The cabin sits at Broad and Love streets.
Pat Garrow, the archaeologist who excavated what would become Chieftains Museum, will present the findings about the log cabin.
Garrow will discuss his research that evening. Haney is still working on specifically when and where the meeting will occur.