An official Path Through History Site! The Dutch architecture and history of Greene County is chronicled at the Bronck Museum and Greene 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.