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 the 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.
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) email@example.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.
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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.
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