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Charlotte Zanidakis takes reins at Solebury Historial Society


The Solebury Township Historical Society (STHS) has appointed longtime Solebury resident Charlotte Cooney Zanidakis as the new president of the organization.

Zanidokis succeeds former President Stephanie Garomon who held the post for three years. The new president’s goal for STHS is to continue the mission and vision established by its original founders by increasing membership, developing a strategic plan for the next five years, and continuing with the successful fundraising events like Impression-Sips Painting Parties during the winter months and “Perfect Pairings” Food & Wine scheduled for Oct. 12.

Charlotte and her husband, Ted, admired the Solebury Township area so much, they settled here 20 years ago and continue to appreciate all that the area has to offer. Upon becoming the STHS president, Zanidokis commented, “It has been a wonderful opportunity to give back to the Solebury community and to work with such outstanding volunteers, members and residents dedicated to preserving this wonderful area.”

Originally schooled in a one-room schoolhouse in Harbourton, N.J., with degrees from Rider University and a master’s degree in higher education from Drexel University, Charlotte retired after 32 years at Princeton University administering academic programs.

Shortly after retirement, she came full circle to volunteer at the STHS one-room schoolhouse headquarters. In addition to her volunteer work with STHS. She has also served on the Solebury Township Land Preservation Committee.

Headquartered in a ca. 1755 one-room schoolhouse located at the corner of Sugan and Upper York roads in Solebury Village, the STHS is a resource for preserved archives, oral histories, publications and more.

It is open to the public on Wednesday afternoons from 3 to 5 p.m.