Posts made in March, 2013

Clinton Wheeler Wisner, Warwick’s Renaissance Man

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Clinton Wheeler Wisner, Warwick’s Renaissance Man

Clinton Wheeler Wisner (1856-1904), Mayor of the Village for three terms, was credited with the restoration of Warwick’s natural charm with tree and flower planting, installing sidewalks, as well as his architectural contribution in designing two fire houses, a church, the Red Swan Inn, the railroad station,  the cemetery gates and several residences. On Sunday afternoon, February 24, at 4:00 pm Warwick Town Historian Dr. Richard Hull and Village Historian Jean Beattie May will present a program on the Wisner Family, one of Warwick’s very first families to settle in Warwick in 1713.  It will...

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A Downton Abbey Weekend

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A Downton Abbey Weekend

If you were invited to spend the weekend at Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle a hundred years ago, would you know what to wear, how to act, which fork to use? Join Michael Bertolini, Curator and President of the Warwick Historical Society on February 13th from 7pm- 8pm at the A.W. Buckbee Center, for an informative Talk on the very formal Downton Abbey- style living, fashion and manners. He will walk you through a typical English country weekend and the strict accompanying program starting with a guest’s arrival on Friday at 3:30pm to departure time at 11:00 a.m. on Monday. Of special note is...

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Preserving 225 Years of Historical Clothing (article)

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Preserving 225 Years of Historical Clothing (article)

The other day, I asked to take a peek into the mysterious climate controlled, closed off room on the lower level of the A.W. Buckbee Center and Warwick Historical Society headquarters (formerly the Albert Wisner Public Library).  I had been hearing more and more about the special Clothing Collection kept there and the great amount of effort being put into it.  Anything that has kept the full attention of a group of five volunteers for over a decade had to be pretty good. What I found was far beyond my expectations. I walked into a room filled with over 1000 dresses, men’s suits, children’s...

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Warwick’s Great History of Hospitality Continues With Tavern Night

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Warwick’s Great History of Hospitality Continues With Tavern Night

From the time that George Washington marched up the King’s Highway from Philadelphia to Newburgh, Warwick has always been a welcoming destination point for travelers in need of food, drink and a warm bed for the night.  Indeed there are receipts that attest to the General’s patronage of our own Baird’s Tavern which, since preserved by The Warwick Historical Society over the past 20 years, looks today much as it did 250 years ago to a weary traveler.  At that time, Baird’s Tavern did a brisk business due to the importance of the well-traveled crossroads on which it stands. The popularity of...

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Warwick In History: Bicentennial Minute for Jan. 29th

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Warwick In History: Bicentennial Minute for Jan. 29th

“Warwick in History: Bicentennial Minute” for Jan. 29th. Thomas DeKay, who was the grandson of a Dutch immigrant to New Amsterdam and a colonel in the Colonial Militia, was so trusted by the Indians that he represented them in Goshen where their pledge of brotherhood to the English was renewed. The ceremony of friendship included DeKay’s being chained to the Indians for an hour, during which they gave him a wampum belt to be sent to the governor of New York in token of their friendship. This happened in January of 1745. Warwick settlers kept their pledges to the Indians...

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