The Greene County Historical Society is pleased to offer the program “Boarding Houses and Resorts in the Towns of Greenville, Freehold, and Durham.” The program will be presented by Greenville Town Historian Don Teator and Oak Hill Preservation Association Founding Member Mary Lou Nahas.
Don Teator is a life-long resident of Freehold and taught English for 34 years in the Cairo-Durham school system. He worked fourteen years at the Spohler's Elm Grove which was a German-American boarding house in Greenville. His portion of the program will involve a discussion on the variety of accommodations that existed and evolved for the 20th century traveler in the Greenville area.
Mary Lou Nahas, a resident of Oak Hill, majored in English and Journalism at the University of Arkansas. For the past several years she has enjoyed researching the history of boarding houses in Durham. She will discuss the history of hotels, boarding houses and resorts in Durham from the 1800’s to the present.
The program will begin at 7pm and be held in the reading room of the Greene County Historical Society’s Vedder Research Library located on the grounds of the Bronck Museum. The Bronck Museum is located just off US 9W 1.5 miles south of the intersection of routes 9W, 385, and 81 near Coxsackie. This program is free and open to the general public, but donations would be appreciated in support of the Beecher Scholarship – a $1,000 annual scholarship awarded to a Greene County senior high school student who writes a paper related to Greene County history.