WARWICK — The Warwick Historical Society plans to host its annual Festival of Toys at the Buckbee Center, 2 Colonial Ave., in the days before and after Thanksgiving.
The timing is important, according to the historical society, because its members want to take advantage of the fact that the most popular day for U.S. museums is the Friday after Thanksgiving. And that’s because families are together, often with two or three generations, enjoying time shared with loved ones.
Railroads and replicas
The highlight of the event will be a model railroad set up professionally with scale model replicas of historic Warwick properties.
The Great Room of Buckbee Center will be transformed into a toyland of days gone by.
Families and train buffs will enjoy the magic of lights and sounds of railways going through historic Warwick in miniature.
Visitors will also delight in the dolls, toys and doll houses owned and brought to life again by the volunteers of the Society.
Period garments from the clothing collection will be on display as well.
Where George hoisted a grog
After viewing the exhibit patrons are invited to cross the street to visit Baird’s Tavern, where General George Washington was known to quaff a grog or two.
End the tour with cider, cookies and a craft project for the children. Beautiful holiday wreaths, decorated by society volunteers, will be on display and available for purchase.
Essential information• Tickets are available by calling The Historical Society at 845-986-3236 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.