Recently the Cozy Inn donated a few more items to the Thurmont Historical Society's collection. We have received a lady's evening dress and matching hat along with and a man's suit jacket.
Other happenings around the Creeger House include some ongoing repairs and improvements to the Summer Kitchen located immediately behind the main house. Improvements included a new concrete pad in front of the Summer Kitchen along with replacing the support post. Inside the old, deteriorating wallboard was removed, existing wall studs were reinforced, and new water resistant wallboard was placed over them. The Summer Kitchen improvements are part of an effort to preserve and incorporate the area into the overall history of the house.
The new concrete pad and support post (above left) and on the right the repaired and refinished interior wall of the Summer Kitchen.
Starting with a beautiful day on Thursday, May 28, 2015, a crew from W.F. Delauter and Son moved the Tourist Cabin carefully from the Cozy Village along Frederick Road, Water Street, across the town square, and finally to a new home on the Thurmont Historical Society property.
The Tourist Cabin was originally built by Wilbur Freeze, father of Cozy Inn owner Jerry Freeze, in 1929 as the then Camp Cozy transitioned to more permanent shelters. During the closing of the Cozy Inn this past spring Jerry Freeze offered the cabin to the Historical Society as a way of keeping some of Thurmont’s history alive and local to where it occurred.
The Thurmont Historical Society enlisted the aid of volunteers to build a frame for a stone filled pad to set the building on near the back of the Society’s property.
Many thanks to the guys from W.F. Delauter and Son for a professional job well done!! Shown above from left to right are
Wayne Smith, Carol Newman - THS, Satch Smith - in doorway, Donna Voellinger - THS, Michael Lauder, Adam Merrbaugh, Bob Fogle, and Jack Merrbaugh.
Pictured above from left to right - Nancy (Hoke) Turner, Ronald Hoke, John Hoke, and Susan (Hoke) Hahn,