PORT JERVIS — The Erie Hotel in Port Jervis will host the fourth session of the Orange County Historian's Historic Taverns of Orange County Series from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 31.
Each month, from April through October, local historians, museum professionals, and members of the public are invited to visit a different Orange County restaurant or pub located in a historic building for a discussion of local history.
The Erie Hotel was built in 1890 when the Erie Lackawanna Railroad was bustling. Linda Brink purchased the Erie Hotel in 1986 and it was restored in 1994 when a fire severely damaged the building. Brink runs the popular establishment with her three sons, J.D. Brink, Jon Brink and Darryl McKeeby.
During the summertime, it is known for its popular outdoor dining area called the Tiki Bar. The Erie Hotel's most recent addition is a catering facility, Erie Trackside Manor, which hosts weddings, banquets and parties in a private setting.
Reservations are suggested for those who wish to stay for dinner. For more information, call The Erie Hotel at 845-856-6325.
Upcoming Aug. 28: Schlesinger's Steak House, New Windsor
Sept. 25: Chateau Hathorn, Warwick
Oct. 30: Ward's Bridge Inn, Montgomery