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Women’s Suffrage Event at the Warwick Historical Society

Helps Commemorate Black History Month

Warwick, NY (WHS) – The Warwick Historical Society has received a Public Scholars Grant from Humanities New York to present: Centering Black Women: Race in the Woman Suffrage Movement, at the Historic Union AME Church at 9 Forester Avenue, Warwick, New York on Sunday, February 26 at 2pm.

Noted Women’s Studies scholar, Susan Goodier will use Power Point slides to show images of people and documents relevant to the black women’s suffrage activities. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A period. The Society hopes this poignant presentation will offer a unique pathway to understanding the complex race issues we continue to face in today’s society.

Race remains one of the most important issues the American society confronts today. Understanding the suffrage movement, and the place of women of color in it, is an important task for us as we head toward the 2017 centennial of women voting in New York State.

Voting rights were as vital to black women as to white women, but knowledge of their activism is scant. Most important for us today is to put black women suffragists in the center of the story, learning their stories as much as possible from their points of view. Doing so allows us to use race and the suffrage story to examine the phenomenon of race within the framework of an historical movement, while at the same time offering a microcosm of racism in the culture more broadly.

Susan Goodier studied U.S. women’s activism, particularly woman suffrage activism, from 1840 to 1920. Goodier did her graduate work at SUNY Albany, earning a master’s degree in Gender History in 1999 and a doctorate in Public Policy History, with subfields in International Gender and Culture and Black Women’s Studies, in 2007. She then completed a second master’s degree in Women’s Studies in 2008. At SUNY Oneonta she teaches courses in Women’s History, New York State History, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and Progressive Era history.


Dr. Goodier is a public scholar for the New York Council for the Humanities and the coordinator for the Upstate New York Women’s History Organization (UNYWHO). The University of Illinois published her first book, No Votes for Women: The New York State Anti-Suffrage Movement, in 2013. Her current book project, co-authored with Karen Pastorello, is tentatively titled, “Women Shall Vote: Winning Suffrage in New York State” to be published by Cornell University Press in 2017, helping to mark the centennial of women voting in New York State.

“This grant from the Humanities NY will allow the Society engage our current audience and attract new audiences with a topic so relevant today,” said Lisa-Ann Weisbrod, Executive Director of the Warwick Historical Society. She went on to express her appreciation of Humanities NY for making this opportunity available to them.

The event is free and open to the public, though reservation are highly recommended. Please call the Society at 845-986-3236, ext 101 for reservations.

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.

Warwick Historical Society Receives Grant from Pomeroy Foundation for Old School Baptist Meeting House

Warwick, NY (WHS) – The Warwick Historical Society has received a grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation for a Roadside Marker at the Old School Baptist Meeting House. The marker, which will stand at the corner of Main and High Streets, will be dedicated at a ceremony on Friday, December 9 at 12:30pm.

Built on a stately knoll in the Village of Warwick, the Old School Baptist Meeting House steeple can be seen wherever you are in the Town. The Historical Society acquired the building in 1951 when the Board of Trustees, led by Albert Wisner Buckbee purchased it from the dwindling congregation for $1. The building was slated for demolition and a factory was to be built in its place. The Barrel ceiling, wineglass pulpit, carved golden dove and 12-paned windows are all historical significant architectural elements of the building.

“The grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation for the Roadside Marker will help residents and visitors recognize the historic significance of the Meeting House ,” said Lisa-Ann Weisbrod, Executive Director of the Warwick Historical Society. She went on to express her appreciation of the William G. Pomeroy’s Foundation generous support.

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.warwickhistoricalsociety.org.

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Feb
20
Mon
2017
Beat the Winter Blues @ Sanfordville Elementary School
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Beat the Winter Blues @ Sanfordville Elementary School | Warwick | New York | United States

For Immediate Release                                           Contact:director@warwickhistoricalsociety.org

January 15, 2016                                                                        (845) 986-3236, ext. 106

Beat the Winter Blues

Warwick, NY (WHS) – Need a cure for Cabin Fever? Bring the family out to the Warwick Historical Society’s Revolutionary War Winter Walk on Monday, February 20 at 11am at Sanfordville Elementary School.

This one-hour walk will focus on the historic events that took place on the grounds of the school which is the former farm of the DeKay family and is known as an encampment site for George Washington’s Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.  We will visit a Revolutionary War cemetery on the school grounds and do a landscape interpretation to understand the strategic value of the site in the past. After the walk, those who would like can meet up at Penning’s Farm Market just down the road to talk about what we learned over a hot chocolate or other refreshing beverage.

There is no cost for the outing and post-walk refreshments are not included. This is a moderate walk and is appropriate for all ages. As this is Winter Walk; please wear appropriate footwear and apparel. Heavy coats, gloves, and hats are strongly recommended. Snowshoes are permitted if conditions require them.

In case of heavy snow or rain please call the Historical Society offices at 845-986-3236, ext 106 for cancellation. Snow/Rain date with be Saturday, February 25 at 11am.

Sanfordville Elementary School is located at 144 Sanfordville Road in Warwick. Please park in the school parking lot. We will meet at the flagpole at the front of the property. Registration is recommended but not required. To register or for more information please call the Lisa-Ann Weisbrod, Executive Director of the Warwick Historical Society at 845-986-3236, ext 106.

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.

Revolutionary War living history group forming in Warwick @ A.W. BUckbee Center
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Revolutionary War living history group forming in Warwick @ A.W. BUckbee Center | Warwick | New York | United States

WARWICK — The Friends of Hathorn House invite potential “rebels” and “loyalists” to meet at the A. W. Buckbee Center at 2 Colonial Ave. on Monday, Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m.

The group is starting a living history educational program for those who would like to learn more about re-enacting people from the Revolutionary War in this area.

Adults and teens who are interested in the lifestyles of the time are welcome, from beginners to those already experienced in reenactment.

Meeting space is provided by the Warwick Historical Society.

For more information contact the Friends of Hathorn House at hathornhouse@gmail.com or visit hathornhouse.wordpress.com.

Feb
23
Thu
2017
Business Mixer @ AW Buckbee Center
Feb 23 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Business Mixer @ AW Buckbee Center | Warwick | New York | United States

Our next Evening Business Mixer will be on February 23rd with the Warwick Historical Society.

Feb
26
Sun
2017
Women’s Suffrage Event at the Warwick Historical Society @ UAME Church
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Women's Suffrage Event at the Warwick Historical Society @ UAME Church  | Warwick | New York | United States

Women’s Suffrage Event at the Warwick Historical Society

Helps Commemorate Black History Month

Warwick, NY (WHS) – The Warwick Historical Society has received a Public Scholars Grant from Humanities New York to present: Centering Black Women: Race in the Woman Suffrage Movement, at the UAME Church at 9 Forester Avenue, Warwick, New York on Sunday, February 26 at 2pm.

Noted Women’s Studies scholar, Susan Goodier will use Power Point slides to show images of people and documents relevant to the black women’s suffrage activities. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A period. The Society hopes this poignant presentation will offer a unique pathway to understanding the complex race issues we continue to face in today’s society.

Race remains one of the most important issues the American society confronts today. Understanding the suffrage movement, and the place of women of color in it, is an important task for us as we head toward the 2017 centennial of women voting in New York State.

Voting rights were as vital to black women as to white women, but knowledge of their activism is scant. Most important for us today is to put black women suffragists in the center of the story, learning their stories as much as possible from their points of view. Doing so allows us to use race and the suffrage story to examine the phenomenon of race within the framework of an historical movement, while at the same time offering a microcosm of racism in the culture more broadly.

Susan Goodier studied U.S. women’s activism, particularly woman suffrage activism, from 1840 to 1920. Goodier did her graduate work at SUNY Albany, earning a master’s degree in Gender History in 1999 and a doctorate in Public Policy History, with subfields in International Gender and Culture and Black Women’s Studies, in 2007. She then completed a second master’s degree in Women’s Studies in 2008. At SUNY Oneonta she teaches courses in Women’s History, New York State History, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and Progressive Era history.


Dr. Goodier is a public scholar for the New York Council for the Humanities and the coordinator for the Upstate New York Women’s History Organization (UNYWHO). The University of Illinois published her first book, No Votes for Women: The New York State Anti-Suffrage Movement, in 2013. Her current book project, co-authored with Karen Pastorello, is tentatively titled, “Women Shall Vote: Winning Suffrage in New York State” to be published by Cornell University Press in 2017, helping to mark the centennial of women voting in New York State.

“This grant from the Humanities NY will allow the Society engage our current audience and attract new audiences with a topic so relevant today,” said Lisa-Ann Weisbrod, Executive Director of the Warwick Historical Society. She went on to express her appreciation of Humanities NY for making this opportunity available to them.

The event is free and open to the public, though reservation are highly recommended. Please call the Society at 845-986-3236, ext 101 for reservations.

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.

 

Mar
1
Wed
2017
Confabulation @ AW Bucjkbee Center
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Confabulation @ AW Bucjkbee Center | Warwick | New York | United States

Actors workshop ensemble offering a ‘Confabulation’

Story gathering workshops are part of the 150th anniversary celebration of the Village of Warwick

On Jan 27, Feb. 17, March 1, the Actors Workshop Ensemble and the Warwick Historical Society are hosting story gatherings to collect the stories that come from the people.

The Village of Warwick is celebrating the 150th Anniversary of its incorporation.

Coinciding with the railroad connection to New York City, this is the moment that Warwick changed. The Warwick Valley transformed from a self-sustaining agricultural community into a commercial agricultural community. With better access to the city, the village began attracting newcomers.

During these 150 years, the entire make-up of Warwick’s citizenry has changed and is changing all the time.

“‘Confabulation’ is a community performance piece based on the stories of the people who live and work in the Warwick Valley,” organizers said in the press release detailing the program. “We are building this piece together, and want to hear from you. Story sessions are planned, so tell us your personal family stories from the past 150 years.

“These are not oral histories about Warwick; they are the stories that have been passed from generation to generation and belong to the people,” organizers added. “These stories could be about anything, and may or may not be factual.”

The Actors Workshop Ensemble, making its home in the AME Church, begins workshops this spring during which a full-length play will be developed.

“Confabulation” is scheduled to open Aug. 18, 2017.

The story Gathering Workshops will begin on each night at 7 p.m. at the AW Buckbee center.

Admission is free but limited seating is available so reservations are suggested.

AWE is located at the AME Church 9 Forester Ave Warwick. For information and reservations, call 845-978-1776.

Mar
4
Sat
2017
Baird Tavern Night @ Baird Tavern
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Baird Tavern Night @ Baird Tavern | Warwick | New York | United States

3/4/17, 6pm, Tavern Night at Baird Tavern

Mar
11
Sat
2017
Actors Workshop Ensemble (AWE) presents Back Trax @ Union AME Church
Mar 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Warwick, NY – On Saturday, March 11 the Actors Workshop Ensemble (AWE) presents Back Trax, the first in a series of Pop-Up Music Fundraisers at the Historic AME Church on Forester Avenue. Funds raised at the event will be used for improvements on the church which is owned and maintained by the Warwick Historical Society. The Actors Workshop Ensemble (AWE) Theater is housed in a historic building located at 9 Forester Ave in Warwick, NY.

The AWE is a company of actors, writers and theater artists presenting new and unique works in nontraditional ways. This past summer the company presented two plays by Caryl Churchill, Love and Information and The Skriker. This season they are developing a community-based play entitled Confabulation: The Notion of a Small Town, based on stories collected from people living in the region.

Back-Trax is a Power Pop Duo, playing an eclectic mix of top rock and pop artist hits from the 70’s through today. The versatile venue will be set up for dancing and refreshments are available.

The AME Theater is an intimate setting for music with seating is limited to fifty people. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling 845-978-1776. For more information visit www.paulellisproducer.com.

Mar
12
Sun
2017
‘Immigrants All’ program on March 12 @ Albert Wisner Library
Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
'Immigrants All' program on March 12 @ Albert Wisner Library | Warwick | New York | United States

Library hosts ‘Immigrants All’ program on March 12

Photos of immigrant ancestors also sought

WARWICK — In celebration of the Village of Warwick’s Sesquicentennial, the Albert Wisner Public Library will present “Immigrants All: Our Journeys Home to Warwick” on Sunday, March 12, at 2 p.m. This program is presented in conjunction with the Village of Warwick and the Historical Society of the Town of Warwick.

Every family living in Warwick today migrated from somewhere else. Some came here long ago, some came very recently. Join the panel discussion and share where we all came from to find home in the Warwick Valley.

If you are an immigrant, the library would like to share your photo or a photo or picture of your immigrant ancestor.

Photos will be displayed during the month of March in the display case on the lower level.

If you have a picture you would like to share, call Kathleen Georgalas at 986-1047 ext. 5.

Registration is requested for attendance at this program.

To register, call 986-1047 ext. 3 or visit www.albertwisnerlibrary.org.

Archeology at Warwick Historical society @ Albert Wisner LIbrary
Mar 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Archeology at Warwick Historical society @ Albert Wisner LIbrary | Warwick | New York | United States

3/12/17, 2pm, Archaeology at WHS Lecture – Albert Wisner Buckbee Center

Apr
6
Thu
2017
The Spirits Return to Baird’s Tavern @ Baird's Tavern
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Spirits Return to Baird's Tavern @ Baird's Tavern | Warwick | New York | United States

The spirits will return to Baird’s Tavern for the second “Spirits of Warwick” event. 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. The first event sold out in just three days.

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 as Paranormal Survivor. Linda has been investigating haunted sites in the Hudson Valley for over 20 years.
Space is limited and reservations are required.

To reserve your space or for more details, please call 845-986-3236, ext 101.Thursday, January 12, 2017;
7:30-9:30 pm

Apr
8
Sat
2017
Birth of a Village @ Albert Wisner Library
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Birth of a Village @ Albert Wisner Library | Warwick | New York | United States

4/8/17, 2pm, “Birth of a Village” Lecture – Dr. Hull – AWB

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 [...]

Giving Tuesday Initiative

November 25th, 2016|0 Comments

As we head into the 2016 holiday season, and focus on what we consider important to ourselves and our family, we ask for your assistance in spreading the word about the Warwick Historical Society. As [...]

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 [...]