Supporters of "The Cabin" hope to keep it where it is

Posted at 6:57 PM, Jul 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-13 20:57:51-04

A group of local residents wants to see a popular literary center kept right where it is. The Cabin, aptly named because it used to be the state forester's office, is now a popular gathering spot for local readers and writers. It's right near the Boise Public Library. But now, a plan to expand the library could mean the cabin has to move. That's not sitting well with some. 

"It's a special place for the word -- to talk about the word and what better place to have it there right next to the library," said John Bertram, a supporter of The Cabin. "This is all part of the cultural district -- the art museum, the historical museum, the library, the log cabin, BSU -- it's in a great location right where it is, and I think it should stay that way."

Cabin supporters are holding silent vigils to call attention to the issue. One will be held on Saturday and another on Monday. Organizers also plan to speak at a series of open houses scheduled for next week, designed to get public input about the new library design and the future of The Cabin.