Shingle Diggers Blog 3

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 been removed and a large assortment of artifacts were found. However, we were surprised to uncover an old well under [...]

By | 2016-12-01T11:49:20+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Education|0 Comments

Giving Tuesday Initiative

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 a nonprofit, we rely 100% on the generosity of our members. Tuesday, November 29th is #GivingTuesday, a global initiative to [...]

By | 2016-11-25T14:26:00+00:00 November 25th, 2016|Giving Tuesday|0 Comments

Shingle Diggers’ Blog 2

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 presented mysteries. The cistern we found in July is situated very close to the house.  Since plans are to have [...]

By | 2016-10-20T16:23:26+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|Education|0 Comments

WVCSD receives Library of Congress grant for teacher training in the use of historical records and artifacts

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 2016-2017 school year. Members of the Warwick Historical Society Education Team are, from R to L, Mary Ann Knight, librarian Sue [...]

By | 2016-10-20T16:23:26+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Education|0 Comments

Shingle Diggers Blog

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 cistern, and the indication of a possible fireplace were found along with an enormous amount of artifacts. The Dig, under [...]

By | 2016-10-20T16:23:26+00:00 August 10th, 2016|Shingle House|0 Comments

What’s under Warwick?

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 House. They were hunting for the occasional goodies that sometimes turn up in the yards of very old houses — [...]

2014: The Shingle House Celebrates 250 Years

The Shingle House - located on Forester Avenue in Warwick this year celebrates 250 years. If you drive by today you may do a double take. It is definitely showing its age. Several areas around the house have been opened up to evaluate its difficulties, which is the reason for those white patches on the [...]

By | 2016-10-20T16:23:26+00:00 July 22nd, 2016|Shingle House|0 Comments

What lies underground at historic Warwick home?

WARWICK, N.Y. -- Members of the Warwick Historical Society stuck a shovel in the ground and came up with a 150-year-old brick cistern and a 250-year-old stone house…not the house foundation, but the house itself … buried under five feet of dirt and gravel. The Town of Warwick Historical Society's archaeology team has just wrapped [...]

By | 2016-07-22T09:05:43+00:00 July 22nd, 2016|Shingle House|0 Comments

Real estate laws on the move

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Private equity firm takes control

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