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On October 21 from 7:30-9:30pm join us at Baird’s Tavern for “Spirits of Warwick.” Sip on historic cocktails provided by the Black Dirt Distillery, then join ghost investigator Linda Zimmerman and medium Barbara Roth for a “spirited” discussion on local paranormal activity. This event is $45 for non-members and $35 for members. Cocktails and light snacks are included. Please feel free to bring a cherished object from the past for Barbara to read. Space is limited and reservations are required.

 

On October 28 from 7-8pm at the A.W. Buckbee Center, the Society will hold its Annual Halloween “Spooktacular” event for families. Come in your Halloween finest and listen to local ghost stories. All stories are family friendly! Goody bags will be given out and prizes will be awarded for best costumes.

 

For the brave at heart, join us on October 30 at 3pm for our “City of the Dead” Walking Tour of Warwick Cemetery. Meet guide Ivy Tulin at the Cemetery Chapel for a 1 1/2 mile walk through Warwick’s past and discover the fascinating architecture and politics of the afterlife.

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Oct
9
Sun
2016
Second Sunday Series Discussion @ AW Buckbee Center
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Second Sunday Series Discussion @ AW Buckbee Center | Warwick | New York | United States

The Second of the Village Sesquicentennial Second Sunday Series discussions will be on Sunday, October 9 at 2pm at the A.W. Buckbee Center. Join Eileen Stelljes and Madelyn Folino, founding members of the Black Dirt Storytelling Guild, for spooky tales from Warwick’s past. This event is co-sponsored by the Black Dirt Storytelling Guild.

Oct
21
Fri
2016
Spirits of Warwick @ Baird's Tavern
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Spirits of Warwick @ Baird's Tavern | Warwick | New York | United States

On October 21 from 7:30-9:30pm join us at Baird’s Tavern for “Spirits of Warwick.” Sip on historic cocktails provided by the Black Dirt Distillery, then join ghost investigator Linda Zimmerman and medium Barbara Roth for a “spirited” discussion on local paranormal activity. This event is $45 for non-members and $35 for members. Cocktails and light snacks are included. Please feel free to bring a cherished object from the past for Barbara to read. Space is limited and reservations are required.

Barbara Roth was born with a natural talent for reading people & objects, a gift she inherited from generations of psychics on her mother’s side of the family. Her abilities allow her to hear, see, and feel spirits of the present and past—abilities she has used to help the police and many famous clients. Linda Zimmermann is a research chemist turned award-winning author of over 30 books on science, history, the paranormal, and fiction. Her Ghost Investigator series of books highlighting her best cases is now in its thirteenth volume. She has appeared on several television shows such as Paranormal Survivor. Linda has been investigating haunted sites in the Hudson Valley for over 20 years.

To reserve your space or for more details please call 845.986.3236, ext 101.

To become a member of the Warwick Historical Society, please call 845.986.3236, ext 106 or visit www.warwickhistoricalsociety.org.

Oct
28
Fri
2016
Spooktacular @ AW Buckbee Center
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spooktacular @ AW Buckbee Center | Warwick | New York | United States

On October 28 from 7-8pm at the A.W. Buckbee Center, the Society will hold its Annual Halloween “Spooktacular” event for families. Come in your Halloween finest and listen to local ghost stories. All stories are family friendly! Goody bags will be given out and prizes will be awarded for best costumes.

Reservations are recommended for each event but are not required for those on October 9, 28 and 30. To reserve your space or for more details please call 845.986.3236, ext 101.

To become a member of the Warwick Historical Society, please call 845.986.3236, ext 106 or visit www.warwickhistoricalsociety.org.

Oct
30
Sun
2016
City of the Dead Walking Tour of Warwick Cemetery @ Warwick Cemetery
Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
City of the Dead Walking Tour of Warwick Cemetery @ Warwick Cemetery | Warwick | New York | United States

For the brave at heart, join us on October 30 at 3pm for our “City of the Dead” Walking Tour of Warwick Cemetery. Meet guide Ivy Tulin at the Cemetery Chapel for a 1 1/2 mile Warwick Cemetery walk through Warwick’s past and discover the fascinating architecture and politics of the afterlife.

Nov
13
Sun
2016
Second Sunday Conversations @ Old School Baptist Church
Nov 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Second Sunday Conversations @ Old School Baptist Church | Warwick | New York | United States

The Village of Warwick, the Albert Wisner Public Library and the Warwick Historical Society will be co-sponsoring a series of informational talks celebrating community history, mythology and more. The series will begin September 11th at 2 p.m. at the A.W. Buckbee Center with, “The Evolution of Education”. The speakers will include Dr. Richard Hull, Beverley Braxton, Ivy Tulin and Kevin McGovern with an introduction by School Superintendent, Dr. David Leach. The topic, “The Evolution of Education” will look at the development of our Public School System, its rich history and some future perspectives. Upcoming topics include, “Spirited Story Telling” with the Black Dirt Story Telling Guild of the Florida Public Library on October 9th (to be held at the A.W. Buckbee Center, 2 Colonial Ave.) and, “This Land is Farmland” with Al Buckbee and Steve Pennings on November 13th.

The series is inspired by the Fortnightly Club which was a group of local citizens who would gather twice a month to discuss topics as a form of entertainment. The club began in the late 1800’s and was active into the 20th century.

The Second Sunday Conversations will be held monthly and throughout the entire Sesquicentennial year of 2017. All are invited to this free event.

For more information please visit us at www.warwick150.org, the Warwick Historical Society at www.whsny.org, the Albert Wisner Public Library at www.albertwisnerlibrary.org.

Nov
18
Fri
2016
Festival of Toys @ A.W. Buckbee Center
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Festival of Toys @ A.W. Buckbee Center | Warwick | New York | United States

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.

Nov
19
Sat
2016
Festival of Toys @ A.W. Buckbee Center
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Festival of Toys @ A.W. Buckbee Center | Warwick | New York | United States

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.

Nov
20
Sun
2016
Festival of Toys @ A.W. Buckbee Center
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Festival of Toys @ A.W. Buckbee Center | Warwick | New York | United States

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.

Nov
25
Fri
2016
Festival of Toys @ A.W. Buckbee Center
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Festival of Toys @ A.W. Buckbee Center | Warwick | New York | United States

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.

Nov
26
Sat
2016
Festival of Toys @ A.W. Buckbee Center
Nov 26 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Festival of Toys @ A.W. Buckbee Center | Warwick | New York | United States

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.

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 [...]

What’s under Warwick?

July 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

It all started in 2013 when Jim Turner, an archeologist who volunteers for the Warwick Historical Society’s day camp, directed a group of fourth graders to dig in a random spot behind the 1764 Shingle [...]