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Story and current photos by John DeSanto; historical photos by Warwick Historical Society

Annual Report 2017

From Cathryn Anders, President

Given the presence of a full time Executive Director, the society has made progress on a number of hoped for goals. News of our activities and events has regularly been in the local and regional papers. It is interesting to note that special events, such as Festival of Toys, have been more attended by people outside the town than within.

The society has partnered with a number of other organizations on specific events and continuing projects that are mutually beneficial. HERoes In Deed has cleared the debris as well as dead and dying trees from the back of the Baird Tavern property and will landscape the area as a passive nature park for the enjoyment of the community. The society both more actively participated in the New York “Paths through History” weekend and opened Baird Tavern for the “Tavern Trail”, as well as providing access to the archive for the research on Iron Forge Inn and Chateau Hathorn. Several of our board participated in the society’s first time in the village Memorial Day parade, some riding in vintage cars.  Read More>>

Travel the Path Through History: Remembering Our Veterans

Monday, May 29–July 7, 2017 | 9AM-5PM

Discover the people and places that helped shape Warwick’s history through July 7, 2017 on thePaths Through History - New York weekend of June 17th and 18th. The Warwick Historical Society is participating in New York State’s Path Through History Weekend celebrating the state’s rich heritage. The Society will be holding a variety of events over the weekend to celebrate Warwick.

To register or for more information please call Lisa-Ann Weisbrod, Executive Director of the Warwick Historical Society at 845-986-3236, ext 106.
http://www.whsny.org/…/new-york-states-path-through-histo…/…

 Honoring 0ur veterans, their families, and their contributions to our freedoms

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 presenting “Remembering Our Veterans” on display now at the A.W. Buckbee Center, located at 2 Colonel Ave. in Warwick, from through Wed., June 14, 2017 (Flag Day). This is a special tribute to local veterans. Photos, uniforms, plaques, medals, and other memorabilia, currently on loan from families and veterans organizations, are exhibited with great reverence and pride.

Donations have been either loaned for the event or given for a permanent display which is being planned for the future. We are grateful to Dan Burger at 988-VETS (8387)  warwickvalleyvfw@gmail.com, and John MacDonald at 986-1290 (American Legion Post 214 Warwick) to have helped gather precious materials and artifacts for this special remembrance. It is rare that so many valuable and personal possessions from local families and organizations have been brought together to document the many conflicts that have defined our nation’s history.

Our lives would never be as we know it today without the sacrifices and service to our country that have been made by the men and women of our armed forces.


HELP WANTED

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.

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Jun
25
Sun
2017
Red Umbrella Tours @ AW Buckbee Center
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Red Umbrella Tours @ AW Buckbee Center | Warwick | New York | United States

Wednesdays, and the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the Month “Red Umbrella Tours”

The man with red umbrella makes his appearance on the streets of Warwick once again to showcase the exciting history the village has to offer. For the last 25 years the frequently known “walk-abouts” have grown as the village has expanded. What once was a tour that began at the Old School Baptist Meeting House and embodied the history of the American Revolution in Warwick now brings to life the growth and prosperity that followed the 18th Century with the coming of the railroad and farming in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Take a walk with us through our local history on the third Sunday of each month beginning in August. Some of the destinations on our travels will be Baird’s Tavern, the Old School Baptist Meeting House and the Railroad Station. As we walk the streets of Warwick the history will unfold with every stop along the tour. The town will transform before your eyes as the railroad brought prosperity of new culture and ways of life to the area.

Tours will begin at 2pm at the A.W. Buckbee Center and end back at the center at 3:30pm. Tickets are free for members of the Warwick Historical Society and children 12 and under, non-member ticket price is $10. Tickets are also free for active military families as part of the Blue Star Museum Program. Reservations for tours are not required, but appreciated.

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

 

Jun
27
Tue
2017
Summer Sunset Yoga Series in the Park @ Lewis Park
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Sunset Yoga Series in the Park @ Lewis Park | Warwick | New York | United States

For Immediate Release                                           Contact: lisa@whsny.org

June 2, 2017                                                                                    (845)986-3236, ext. 106

Summer Yoga Series in the Park

Warwick, NY (WHS) – Join the Warwick Historical Society and Vastu Yoga for our Outdoor Summer Yoga Series! Entice the senses as you stretch and pose on the lawn in Lewis Park on Main Street in Warwick.

Beginning Tuesday, June 6 at 6pm we will be offering Gentle Beginners Yoga to de-stress from your workday. This is a calming, stress-relieving yoga class to stretch and strengthen the body gradually. Emphasis is on building awareness of the breath and the body in yoga postures. Postures will be practiced at a slower pace with attention to alignment and breath. Recommended for everybody, especially those newer to yoga, looking for a soothing, relaxing experience.

Classes will be guided by Aura Lehrer of Vastu on Main Street in Warwick. Aura’s classes are celebration of life, of kindness, of compassion and self-acceptance. She blends vinyasa-inspired yoga with Chakra visualization, guided meditation, and loving touch to all.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own mats and water, though a limited number of mates will be available. All classes will be in Lewis Park on Main Street, Warwick. Please meet 10-15 minutes prior to the beginning of class.

Classes are $15 for non members, $10 for members. Five class passes are also available, $70 for non-members, $45 for members.

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.

Jun
28
Wed
2017
Warwick Historical Society Building Tour @ AW Buckbee Center
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Warwick Historical Society Building Tour @ AW Buckbee Center | Warwick | New York | United States

The A. W. Buckbee Center was acquired through the generous donation of Albert and Judy Buckbee and their children. This elegant 1927 brick building that was the Warwick Library for many years now houses the Warwick Historic Society’s office, extensive historical archives and clothing collection.

Belongings of the famous mid-1800s sportsman Henry William Herbert, pen name Frank Forester, are here. The unique space can accommodate up to one hundred people. It includes a grand assembly hall with high ceilings, two-story windows, kitchen, and spacious reception area.

Red Umbrella Tours @ AW Buckbee Center
Jun 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Red Umbrella Tours @ AW Buckbee Center | Warwick | New York | United States

Wednesdays, and the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the Month “Red Umbrella Tours”

The man with red umbrella makes his appearance on the streets of Warwick once again to showcase the exciting history the village has to offer. For the last 25 years the frequently known “walk-abouts” have grown as the village has expanded. What once was a tour that began at the Old School Baptist Meeting House and embodied the history of the American Revolution in Warwick now brings to life the growth and prosperity that followed the 18th Century with the coming of the railroad and farming in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Take a walk with us through our local history on the third Sunday of each month beginning in August. Some of the destinations on our travels will be Baird’s Tavern, the Old School Baptist Meeting House and the Railroad Station. As we walk the streets of Warwick the history will unfold with every stop along the tour. The town will transform before your eyes as the railroad brought prosperity of new culture and ways of life to the area.

Tours will begin at 2pm at the A.W. Buckbee Center and end back at the center at 3:30pm. Tickets are free for members of the Warwick Historical Society and children 12 and under, non-member ticket price is $10. Tickets are also free for active military families as part of the Blue Star Museum Program. Reservations for tours are not required, but appreciated.

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

 

Jul
4
Tue
2017
Summer Sunset Yoga Series in the Park @ Lewis Park
Jul 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Sunset Yoga Series in the Park @ Lewis Park | Warwick | New York | United States

For Immediate Release                                           Contact: lisa@whsny.org

June 2, 2017                                                                                    (845)986-3236, ext. 106

Summer Yoga Series in the Park

Warwick, NY (WHS) – Join the Warwick Historical Society and Vastu Yoga for our Outdoor Summer Yoga Series! Entice the senses as you stretch and pose on the lawn in Lewis Park on Main Street in Warwick.

Beginning Tuesday, June 6 at 6pm we will be offering Gentle Beginners Yoga to de-stress from your workday. This is a calming, stress-relieving yoga class to stretch and strengthen the body gradually. Emphasis is on building awareness of the breath and the body in yoga postures. Postures will be practiced at a slower pace with attention to alignment and breath. Recommended for everybody, especially those newer to yoga, looking for a soothing, relaxing experience.

Classes will be guided by Aura Lehrer of Vastu on Main Street in Warwick. Aura’s classes are celebration of life, of kindness, of compassion and self-acceptance. She blends vinyasa-inspired yoga with Chakra visualization, guided meditation, and loving touch to all.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own mats and water, though a limited number of mates will be available. All classes will be in Lewis Park on Main Street, Warwick. Please meet 10-15 minutes prior to the beginning of class.

Classes are $15 for non members, $10 for members. Five class passes are also available, $70 for non-members, $45 for members.

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.

Jul
5
Wed
2017
Warwick Historical Society Building Tour @ AW Buckbee Center
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Warwick Historical Society Building Tour @ AW Buckbee Center | Warwick | New York | United States

The A. W. Buckbee Center was acquired through the generous donation of Albert and Judy Buckbee and their children. This elegant 1927 brick building that was the Warwick Library for many years now houses the Warwick Historic Society’s office, extensive historical archives and clothing collection.

Belongings of the famous mid-1800s sportsman Henry William Herbert, pen name Frank Forester, are here. The unique space can accommodate up to one hundred people. It includes a grand assembly hall with high ceilings, two-story windows, kitchen, and spacious reception area.

Red Umbrella Tours @ AW Buckbee Center
Jul 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Red Umbrella Tours @ AW Buckbee Center | Warwick | New York | United States

Wednesdays, and the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the Month “Red Umbrella Tours”

The man with red umbrella makes his appearance on the streets of Warwick once again to showcase the exciting history the village has to offer. For the last 25 years the frequently known “walk-abouts” have grown as the village has expanded. What once was a tour that began at the Old School Baptist Meeting House and embodied the history of the American Revolution in Warwick now brings to life the growth and prosperity that followed the 18th Century with the coming of the railroad and farming in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Take a walk with us through our local history on the third Sunday of each month beginning in August. Some of the destinations on our travels will be Baird’s Tavern, the Old School Baptist Meeting House and the Railroad Station. As we walk the streets of Warwick the history will unfold with every stop along the tour. The town will transform before your eyes as the railroad brought prosperity of new culture and ways of life to the area.

Tours will begin at 2pm at the A.W. Buckbee Center and end back at the center at 3:30pm. Tickets are free for members of the Warwick Historical Society and children 12 and under, non-member ticket price is $10. Tickets are also free for active military families as part of the Blue Star Museum Program. Reservations for tours are not required, but appreciated.

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

 

Jul
9
Sun
2017
Red Umbrella Tours @ AW Buckbee Center
Jul 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Red Umbrella Tours @ AW Buckbee Center | Warwick | New York | United States

Wednesdays, and the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the Month “Red Umbrella Tours”

The man with red umbrella makes his appearance on the streets of Warwick once again to showcase the exciting history the village has to offer. For the last 25 years the frequently known “walk-abouts” have grown as the village has expanded. What once was a tour that began at the Old School Baptist Meeting House and embodied the history of the American Revolution in Warwick now brings to life the growth and prosperity that followed the 18th Century with the coming of the railroad and farming in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Take a walk with us through our local history on the third Sunday of each month beginning in August. Some of the destinations on our travels will be Baird’s Tavern, the Old School Baptist Meeting House and the Railroad Station. As we walk the streets of Warwick the history will unfold with every stop along the tour. The town will transform before your eyes as the railroad brought prosperity of new culture and ways of life to the area.

Tours will begin at 2pm at the A.W. Buckbee Center and end back at the center at 3:30pm. Tickets are free for members of the Warwick Historical Society and children 12 and under, non-member ticket price is $10. Tickets are also free for active military families as part of the Blue Star Museum Program. Reservations for tours are not required, but appreciated.

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

 

Jul
11
Tue
2017
Summer Sunset Yoga Series in the Park @ Lewis Park
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Sunset Yoga Series in the Park @ Lewis Park | Warwick | New York | United States

For Immediate Release                                           Contact: lisa@whsny.org

June 2, 2017                                                                                    (845)986-3236, ext. 106

Summer Yoga Series in the Park

Warwick, NY (WHS) – Join the Warwick Historical Society and Vastu Yoga for our Outdoor Summer Yoga Series! Entice the senses as you stretch and pose on the lawn in Lewis Park on Main Street in Warwick.

Beginning Tuesday, June 6 at 6pm we will be offering Gentle Beginners Yoga to de-stress from your workday. This is a calming, stress-relieving yoga class to stretch and strengthen the body gradually. Emphasis is on building awareness of the breath and the body in yoga postures. Postures will be practiced at a slower pace with attention to alignment and breath. Recommended for everybody, especially those newer to yoga, looking for a soothing, relaxing experience.

Classes will be guided by Aura Lehrer of Vastu on Main Street in Warwick. Aura’s classes are celebration of life, of kindness, of compassion and self-acceptance. She blends vinyasa-inspired yoga with Chakra visualization, guided meditation, and loving touch to all.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own mats and water, though a limited number of mates will be available. All classes will be in Lewis Park on Main Street, Warwick. Please meet 10-15 minutes prior to the beginning of class.

Classes are $15 for non members, $10 for members. Five class passes are also available, $70 for non-members, $45 for members.

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.

Jul
12
Wed
2017
Warwick Historical Society Building Tour @ AW Buckbee Center
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Warwick Historical Society Building Tour @ AW Buckbee Center | Warwick | New York | United States

The A. W. Buckbee Center was acquired through the generous donation of Albert and Judy Buckbee and their children. This elegant 1927 brick building that was the Warwick Library for many years now houses the Warwick Historic Society’s office, extensive historical archives and clothing collection.

Belongings of the famous mid-1800s sportsman Henry William Herbert, pen name Frank Forester, are here. The unique space can accommodate up to one hundred people. It includes a grand assembly hall with high ceilings, two-story windows, kitchen, and spacious reception area.

Red Umbrella Tours @ AW Buckbee Center
Jul 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Red Umbrella Tours @ AW Buckbee Center | Warwick | New York | United States

Wednesdays, and the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the Month “Red Umbrella Tours”

The man with red umbrella makes his appearance on the streets of Warwick once again to showcase the exciting history the village has to offer. For the last 25 years the frequently known “walk-abouts” have grown as the village has expanded. What once was a tour that began at the Old School Baptist Meeting House and embodied the history of the American Revolution in Warwick now brings to life the growth and prosperity that followed the 18th Century with the coming of the railroad and farming in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Take a walk with us through our local history on the third Sunday of each month beginning in August. Some of the destinations on our travels will be Baird’s Tavern, the Old School Baptist Meeting House and the Railroad Station. As we walk the streets of Warwick the history will unfold with every stop along the tour. The town will transform before your eyes as the railroad brought prosperity of new culture and ways of life to the area.

Tours will begin at 2pm at the A.W. Buckbee Center and end back at the center at 3:30pm. Tickets are free for members of the Warwick Historical Society and children 12 and under, non-member ticket price is $10. Tickets are also free for active military families as part of the Blue Star Museum Program. Reservations for tours are not required, but appreciated.

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

 

Jul
18
Tue
2017
Summer Sunset Yoga Series in the Park @ Lewis Park
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Sunset Yoga Series in the Park @ Lewis Park | Warwick | New York | United States

For Immediate Release                                           Contact: lisa@whsny.org

June 2, 2017                                                                                    (845)986-3236, ext. 106

Summer Yoga Series in the Park

Warwick, NY (WHS) – Join the Warwick Historical Society and Vastu Yoga for our Outdoor Summer Yoga Series! Entice the senses as you stretch and pose on the lawn in Lewis Park on Main Street in Warwick.

Beginning Tuesday, June 6 at 6pm we will be offering Gentle Beginners Yoga to de-stress from your workday. This is a calming, stress-relieving yoga class to stretch and strengthen the body gradually. Emphasis is on building awareness of the breath and the body in yoga postures. Postures will be practiced at a slower pace with attention to alignment and breath. Recommended for everybody, especially those newer to yoga, looking for a soothing, relaxing experience.

Classes will be guided by Aura Lehrer of Vastu on Main Street in Warwick. Aura’s classes are celebration of life, of kindness, of compassion and self-acceptance. She blends vinyasa-inspired yoga with Chakra visualization, guided meditation, and loving touch to all.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own mats and water, though a limited number of mates will be available. All classes will be in Lewis Park on Main Street, Warwick. Please meet 10-15 minutes prior to the beginning of class.

Classes are $15 for non members, $10 for members. Five class passes are also available, $70 for non-members, $45 for members.

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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Shingle Diggers Blog

August 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Welcome to the "Shingle Diggers" Blog of 2016. We hope to keep you informed about the progress being made at the Shingle House archaeological dig.  In 2015 some  walls of the buried stone house, a [...]

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.