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>>
George Washington Day
Remembering Washington’s Time in Warwick
July 23, 2017, 2-4PM
Warwick, NY (WHS) – On Sunday, July 23 from 2-4pm come out to Lewis Park on Main Street in the Village of Warwick for the Annual George Washington Day Celebration. This popular summer event marks the General’s visit to Warwick with his troops as he traveled on King’s Highway between Newburgh, NY and Morristown, NJ.
This year, the community celebration will feature many new activities such as a silver dollar toss, a pie eating contest (cherry of course), a cherry pit spitting contest, and a scavenger hunt. Colonial games such as hoops and stick and sack races, storytelling, hat making, candle dipping and other fun crafts will also be offered. Gift certificates for ice cream cones at Bellvale Creamery will be given to children 12 and under.
Come early, bring a picnic! United Cheesesteaks of America and the Ford Freezer food trucks will be on site as well!
This event sponsored by the Warwick Historical Society, in partnership with the Hathorn Society, is free and open to the public.
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 106 or visit www.whsny.org.
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