The new owners of The Woods Inn will host of the Inlet Historical Society’s August 13 program, 7 p.m. at the new Pavilion built adjacent to the historic Victorian era hotel building, The Woods Inn.
Following a brief Society Board meeting at 5:00 p.m., the Society at 6:00 p.m. will hold its Annual Membership Meeting during which attendees will be provided the current status of the Society, its plans for the future and other Society business will occur. Attendees to this meeting will also be provided with hors d’oeuvres prepared by the Woods Inn staff during a “meet and greet” period. The Woods Inn will also offer a cash bar at this time.
At 7:00 p.m., the Society will provide a history of the Woods Inn property presented by Charles Herr. The history will include numerous images and information about the hotel’s life as the third Hess Camp, the Wood Hotel and its rebirth as the Woods Inn. The story of the hotel began in the era of steamboats and long dresses, its owners contributed to the development of today’s Inlet business district and when the automobile forced a reinventing of the big hotel, the owners adapted to the different vacationer styles. The story will also provide not only the peaks but also the valleys of the Woods Inn history when, vacant for years, a couple from Pittsburgh with volunteers brought it back as a major part of Inlet’s continuing service to its visitors and a major contributor to the Inlet community.
It is rare that the Society can hold a program about a part of Inlet’s history that not only still exists, but continues to meet its original purpose and then some.
All of the events will occur in the recently constructed Pavilion adjacent to the hotel building. Members of the public are invited.