The owners of The Woods Inn will host the Inlet Historical Society’s Thursday August 11 program, 7 p.m. at the Pavilion adjacent to the historic Victorian era hotel building, The Woods Inn.

Following a brief Society Board meeting at 4:00 p.m., the Society at 5:00 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 take place.

Attendees will also be provided with hors d’oeuvres prepared by the Woods Inn staff during a “meet and greet” period following the membership meeting.  The Society thanks the Hamilton County Bicentennial Outreach History Fund for funding a portion of this event. The Woods Inn will also offer a cash bar at this time. Bicentennial Outreach History Fund

Shortly after 6:30 p.m., the Society will present a history of the Arrowhead hotels that formerly operated at today’s Arrowhead Park provided by Charles Herr. The history will include numerous images and information about Fred Hess’s Hess Inn and the ownerships of the Arrowhead Hotel by William Moshier, Albert C. Boshart and Charles O’Hara. The program will cover hotel fires as well as the rebuilding of the Arrowhead as the New Arrowhead that existed until its destruction in 1971.

It will be shown how the owners of these hotels played important roles in the birth of the Town of Inlet and its development as a village center, culminating in the creation of today’s Arrowhead Park.

All of the events will occur in the recently constructed Pavilion adjacent to the hotel building. Members of the public are invited.

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