An official Path Through History Site! The Dutch architecture and history of Greene County is chronicled at the Bronck Museum and Green County Historical Society. In 1663 the land was purchased from the Mohicans by Swedish farmer Peter Bronck. Here he built the stone house which is the oldest surviving dwelling in Upstate NY. Vedder Research Library, located on the site, houses a wide range of primary and secondary resource material depicting the historical development of Greene County.