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Historic Cook Homestead Open House
The Historic Cook Homestead Open House
Overlooking Verona Lake and Park, the Cook Homestead has been a steadfast sentinel marking the passage of time since 1884.The Verona Historical Society invites you to join them on Saturday, May 12 from 2-5 p.m. as they host a very special open house in the Carpenter Gothic-style residence. Robert Williams will be on hand to give tours and historical information. Enjoy live, classical music.
On display will be artifacts and photographs that are a part of this home’s rich history.
Captain Hiram Cook served in the Civil War as captain of Company D, 5th New Jersey volunteers. Family lore has it that one day he got the idea to develop his lakefront property into a “Picnic and Pleasure Grounds.” He named the park “Eden Wild” after his daughter Edie, and she is the namesake for Verona Park's Eden Wild Children's Garden.
Please stop in for this unique opportunity to tour this home and revisit a part of Verona history.