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Warwick, NY (WHS) –  Are you looking to meet new friends, be part of a great team and have fun, while giving back to your community?

Gain a unique perspective on Warwick’s rich history as a volunteer at the Warwick Historical Society. WHS volunteers make new friends, gain a wealth of knowledge, attend special programs and provide essential support for the mission of the Warwick Historical Society.

The Society offers numerous and diverse opportunities that complement each individual’s interests and talents. Listed below are some of the currently available volunteer opportunities. If you have a special interest or skill that does not fall into one of the categories, please let us know and we will be sure to do our best to fit your needs.

  • Archaeological Dig
  • Clothing & Textiles
  • Archives
  • Historic Tours
  • Events & Marketing

If you are interested in volunteering in any way and want to learn about some of the great opportunities that are available at WHS. Please call 845-986-3236, ext 101 to RSVP.

Founded in 1906, the Warwick Historical Society’s mission has been to preserve and celebrate the vibrant history of the Town of Warwick and its people, and engage our communities through a variety of programs aimed at developing an understanding and appreciation of our unique historic heritage. The Society is a private non-profit organization that received no tax money and relies solely on individual contribution.

For more information, or to become a member of the Warwick Historical Society, please call 845.986.3236, ext 101 or visit www.warwickhistoricalsociety.org.

Woodstock residents contribute to their community call for veterans memorabilia.

Call to Community for Veteran’s Memorabilia!

The Warwick VFW Post 4662 and Warwick American Legion Post 214, in partnership with the Village of Warwick Sesquicentennial Committee and the Warwick Historical Society, are requesting donations for the upcoming “Remembering Our Veterans” display to be held at the A.W. Buckbee Center, located at 2 Colonel Ave. in Warwick, from Tues., May 30 through Wed., Jun. 14. This will be a special tribute to local veterans. Photos, uniforms, plaques, medals, and other memorabilia would be greatly appreciated.
Donations may be either loaned for the event or given for a permanent display which is being planned for the future. To loan an item or make a donate contact either Dan Burger at 988-VETS (8387) or send an email to  warwickvalleyvfw@gmail.com, or contact John MacDonald at 986-1290 or visit the American Legion Post 214 Warwick on Facebook.

What Lies Beneath?

Warwick, NY (WHS): A 15×20 foot stone building? Buried 6 feet underground? A hidden chimney? Two hidden cisterns? A GPR-located buried mystery feature?   Hundreds of artifacts? Could it be that the Warwick Historical Society’s SHINGLEDIG team has unearthed important, even unprecedented, new information about the colonial days of Shingle House? And if so, when will they share it with the public? These questions were answered on Sunday, March 26 at 2pm at “SHINGLEDIG: SEASON THREE”, featuring finds, photos and information from the 2016 digging season at Shingle House, along with the 2016 well-dig and summer camp at Baird’s Tavern.

Capacity crowd learns what lay beneath the continuing excavation of the Shingle House on Forester Ave. during George Knight’s presentation on Sunday, March 26, 2017

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Warwick Historical Society Looking for Classic Cars @ Warwick Historical society
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Warwick Historical Society Looking for Classic Cars @ Warwick Historical society | Warwick | New York | United States

Warwick Historical Society Looking for Classic Cars

Warwick, NY (WHS) –  Do you own a classic car? If so the Warwick Historical Society is looking for you!

On Monday, May 29 WHS will be participating of the Village of Warwick’s Annual Memorial Day Parade and we would like to showcase some of the classic cars in town. The cars will be lined up on Church Street which will be closed to traffic prior to the parade for spectators to admire. Once the parade steps off, WHS marchers will go first and the classic cars will follow in the parade route.

If you are interested in participating please call Lisa-Ann Weisbrod at 845-986-3236, ext 106.

Founded in 1906, the Warwick Historical Society’s mission has been to preserve and celebrate the vibrant history of the Town of Warwick and its people, and engage our communities through a variety of programs aimed at developing an understanding and appreciation of our unique historic heritage. The Society is a private non-profit organization that received no tax money and relies solely on individual contribution.

For more information, or to become a member of the Warwick Historical Society, please call 845.986.3236, ext 101 or visit www.whsny.org.

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Historical Society and Sustainable Warwick Team Up for Energy Savings @ AW Buckbee Center
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Historical Society and Sustainable Warwick Team Up for Energy Savings @ AW Buckbee Center | Warwick | New York | United States

7:00 PM

AW Buckbee Center

2 Colonial Avenue

Warwick, NY

The Warwick Historical Society and Sustainable Warwick have joined forces to promote “Energize Warwick”, a local version of a state-wide program known as Energize New York. This successful program enables homeowners to upgrade the energy efficiency of their homes at very attractive terms, so that they wind up with homes that are much more comfortable with significantly reduced utility costs.

“Like so many of our members,” said Historical Society Executive Director Lisa-Ann Weisbrod, “I have an older, draftier, energy-wasting home that costs a lot to heat and when I heard about this program, I jumped at the opportunity to sign on and I know other members are in the same boat.”

The Historical Society will be holding a special meeting – open to all members of the community – to be scheduled in the AW Buckbee Center. Representatives of NYSERDA, the State agency that runs the Energize Program, and Sustainable Warwick will be on hand to answer all questions and to make it easier to enroll on the spot. Additionally, several Warwick residents who have completed the program will be available to talk about how easy the program was for the homeowner and how dramatic the savings turned out to be.

One additional feature of the program is worth noting. Through a special fund set up by Sustainable Warwick, homeowners who go through the Energize program are eligible to have a $200 donation made to a local non-profit of their choice. “One of the very best parts of my job”, says Geoff Howard, Sustainable Warwick’s Treasurer, “is writing all those $200 checks.”

Executive Director Weisbrod concludes, “This program is truly a win-win, with the homeowner, the environment and a local community organization all coming out ahead.”

Warwick Historical Society

2 Colonial Avenue

PO Box 353

Warwick, NY 10990

845-986-3236

www.whsny.org

Shingle Diggers Blog 3

December 1st, 2016|0 Comments

The Shingle Dig crew: Jim, Dot, Mike, Vicki, and George (Sherry not present) The Shingle Dig team continued working at Baird’s Tavern. We did considerable digging in Baird’s yard where the shed had [...]

Giving Tuesday Initiative

November 25th, 2016|0 Comments

As we head into the 2016 holiday season, and focus on what we consider important to ourselves and our family, we ask for your assistance in spreading the word about the Warwick Historical Society. As [...]

Shingle Diggers’ Blog 2

September 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

The Shingle Diggers team of George Knight, Mike, Jim, Vicki, and  Dot  worked tirelessly during the hot days of summer, but actually enjoyed the challenges faced each day.  Each day was interesting, productive, and usually [...]

WVCSD receives Library of Congress grant for teacher training in the use of historical records and artifacts

September 12th, 2016|0 Comments

September 6, 2016 The Warwick Valley Central School District has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Library of Congress to provide teacher training on integrating TPS (Teaching with Primary Sources) into the classroom during the [...]

Historical Society Receives Grant from Stewart’s Shops

Warwick Historical Society Children Play area behind Baird TavernWarwick, NY (WHS) – The Warwick Historical Society has received a grant from Stewarts Shops Holiday Match Program for the enhancement of a Nature Play Area at Baird’s Tavern.

The Warwick Historical Society (WHS) is partnering with HERoes in Deed to install a nature play area at Baird’s Tavern which is located on Main Street in the Village of Warwick. Baird’s Tavern is one of 12 properties owned by the Society.

HERoes in Deed is inspired by the memory of Army Lieutenant Colonel Jaimie E. Leonard, a Warwick High School student and West Point graduate who was killed in Afghanistan on June 8, 2013. Jaimie’s drive to make the world a better place is the force behind their mission. Jaimie’s sister Liz Harman, President of the Board of HERoes in Deed identified this project as one her sister would have supported and that it would honor her memory in an appropriate manner.

Extensive research has been done on the benefits of Nature Play with children as well as the benefits of nature with veterans. Veteran’s dealing with PTSD have found that connecting with nature is an effective and highly positive practice that allows for moments of peace that are sometimes hard to find. The calming effects of nature can provide mental health improvements as well as physical improvements that can benefit veterans by easing systems of PTSD along with depression and generalized anxiety disorder.

Some of the many benefits of a Nature Play Area for children are:

  • Supports creativity and problem solving
  • Enhances cognitive abilities
  • Improves academic performance
  • Reduces Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) symptoms
  • Increases physical activity. Children who experience diverse natural settings are more physically active, more aware of nutrition, more civil to one another and more creative
  • Improves eyesight
  • Improves social relations. Children will be smarter, better able to get along with others, healthier and happier when they have regular opportunities for free and unstructured play in the out-of-doors
  • Improves self-discipline
  • Reduces stress. Green plants and vistas reduce stress among highly stressed children.


According to the Child and Nature Network “an expanding body of scientific evidence suggests that nature-deficit disorder contributes to a diminished use of the senses, attention difficulties, conditions of obesity, and higher rates of emotional and physical illnesses. Research also suggests that the nature-deficit weakens ecological literacy and stewardship of the natural world.” A secondary goal of this nature area is to help create young stewards of the land by raising an awareness of the benefits of nature.

The design for the Nature Area was created as an in-kind service by a Landscape Designer from the NYC Parks System. Local landscaper, Rich Valentino has committed his services at no cost. A Project Coordinator has been identified from the local veteran community to oversee the project and the VFW has offered to recruit volunteers from its membership to assist with the creation and maintenance of the area.

“The grant from Stewarts Shop will help us move forward in the creation of the Nature Area which we hope to have open this Spring,” said Lisa-Ann Weisbrod, Executive Director. She went on to express her appreciation of Stewart’s Shop commitment to assisting local charities benefiting children.

Founded in 1906, the Warwick Historical Society’s mission has been to preserve and celebrate the vibrant history of the Town of Warwick and its people, and engage our communities through a variety of programs aimed at developing an understanding and appreciation of our unique historic heritage.

For more information, or to become a member of the Warwick Historical Society, please call 845.986.3236, ext 106 or visit www.whsny.org.