Presentation on Abe Rosen’s GENERAL Store
Join the Mount Tabor/Danby Historical Society at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 18, at the Silas Griffith Library, 74 South Main Street, Danby, for a presentation on Abe Rosen’s GENERAL store by Ellen Boer, Abe’s grandaughter, who will present the story of her Jewish grandfather’s immigration to this country and his opening a small cash store in Danby. When the store was completely destroyed by fire in 1918, Rosen subsequently took over the Silas Griffith Store, a four-story department store and southern Vermont’s tallest building at the time. Rosen became one of the most successful merchants in Rutland County. Boer will also relate some of her mother’s recollections on growing up as a Jewish girl in Danby. The event is free and open to the public; donations are gratefully accepted. Call Bradley Bender at802-293-5150 to learn more.