Posts made in March, 2013

Warwick in History – Records connected with the War of 1812 seem to be much more scarce than those of the other conflicts in which this country has engaged. (more)

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Warwick in History – Records connected with the War of 1812 seem to be much more scarce than those of the other conflicts in which this country has engaged. In Orange County there was a Committee of Defense, to which Dr. Samual S. Seward and Jeffrey Wisner were appointed from the Town of Warwick. Some of the men of the town, although they were exempt by law from military duty, formed a company called the Warwick Volunteers for the purpose of defending their home state of New York. Their goal was to get 40 members, but a total of 52 enrolled inder James Burt, captain. A veteran of the...

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Warwick in History – The year 1836 is the first time the name Greenwood Lake appears on the records. No reason has been found why the change of name from Long Pond to Greenwood Lake. more….

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | Comments Off on Warwick in History – The year 1836 is the first time the name Greenwood Lake appears on the records. No reason has been found why the change of name from Long Pond to Greenwood Lake. more….

“Warwick in History” – The year 1836 is the first time the name Greenwood Lake appears on the records. No reason has been found why the change of name from Long Pond to Greenwood lake. This was also the year a contract was drawn between Jacob M. Ryerson, an iron mine owner, and the Morris Canal Company for a dam to be built across the southern tip of Long Pond. This dam was to supply water for transportation of barges from the mines and furnaces to the rivers and from there to other transportation. The dam raised the waters of the lake twelve feet and created the east,...

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Warwick in History – On this date, March 14, 1898, occurred a fire in Warwick which showed that there was some great fire-fighting ability in the women of the village. (more)

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Warwick in History – On this date, March 14, 1898, occurred a fire in Warwick which showed that there was some great fire-fighting ability in the women of the village. (more)

“Warwick in History” – On this date, March 14, 1898, occurred a fire in Warwick which showed that there was some great fire-fighting ability in the women of the village. A house on McEwen Street, owned by Dan Babcock and occupied by a Mrs. Hunter, caught fire in the woodwork behind the kitchen stove. It gained some headway before the alarm was sounded. When the first member of the Raymond Hose Company arrived at their firehouse, Mrs. Myers was already there. She helped run out the truck and kept on helping to pull it until enough men gathered to take over the job. At the...

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Warwick Historical Society – A History of Devotion (article)

Posted by on Mar 13, 2013 in News and Press, Warwick Valley Life Articles | Comments Off on Warwick Historical Society – A History of Devotion (article)

Warwick Historical Society – A History of Devotion (article)

Not everyone realizes that the Village of Warwick received the rare Historic District designation from both New York State and the National Registry in 1984. This recognition is a testament to the efforts of a devoted group of early Historical Society members who, beginning in 1906, began generously donating both their time and money to purchase, save and restore some of the oldest and most beautiful buildings in the village. Many of the buildings saved by the early Society members were done so completely at their own expense and were later donated to the Warwick Historical Society. Fast...

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An Afternoon To Remember Tea Party and Fundraiser

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An Afternoon To Remember Tea Party and Fundraiser

The Warwick Historical Society and Foundation of St. Anthony Community Hospital are joining together to present An Afternoon to Remember— the largest tented formal tea party ever staged in Warwick. Since a cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage—part of the day’s events will include a trip back in time when formal garden tea parties and grand sea voyages were commonplace. In homage to this tradition— beginning at noon on May 5th— guests will register at the A.W. Buckbee Center where they will receive a “Passport Journal” and enjoy a Grand Tour of five Historical Society museums. Each...

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