Curator’s Choice Talks

An Evening of Poetry

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An Evening of Poetry

*****Curator’s Choice Poetry Event***** with acclaimed local poets, Donna Reis, Donna Spector, and Mary Makofske! took place on March 4th at 7pm at the Buckbee Center where Donna, Donna and Mary wove their magic and read from their personal repertoire of poetry. Refreshments were served. You might remember that Donna Reis was one of the featured story tellers for our Ghost Story event in October. Her choice of stories and turn of a phrase brought each selection alive. Donna Reis’s first collection of poems, No Passing Zone (Deerbrook Editions, 2012) has been nominated for a Pushcart...

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Rediscovering and Preserving the Fishkill Supply Depot and Revolutionary War Cemetery

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in All Event Postings, Curator's Choice Talks, News and Press | 0 comments

Rediscovering and Preserving the Fishkill Supply Depot and Revolutionary War Cemetery

The Warwick Historical Society invites you to attend their November Curator’s Choice Presentation. Please honor all of our veterans by attending an event that reflects upon our first veterans and their revolutionary sacrifice. Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 11, 2013, 7:00PM at the Buckbee Center, located at 2 Colonial Avenue. Reservations preferred. Please call 845-986-3236 or e-mail whs@warwick.net. Tickets may be purchased at the door; $10.00 per person, refreshments served. Reflecting Upon Our First Veterans Rediscovering and Preserving the Fishkill Supply Depot and Revolutionary War...

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Curator’s Choice Series Continues – Dutch Clergy in Colonial America, Sleepy Hollow and the Early Dutch

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in All Event Postings, Curator's Choice Talks, News and Press | 0 comments

Curator’s Choice Series Continues – Dutch Clergy in Colonial America, Sleepy Hollow and the Early Dutch

Russell Gasero is a seasoned archivist with the Reformed Church in America and Professor John Coakley is on staff at New Brunswick Theological Seminary.  Both of these gentlemen have a wealth of knowledge and share their expertise regarding Dutch history, Dutch culture, the Dutch of yesterday and their influence on today through a captivating shared presentation. This Curator’s Choice is, once again, hosted by the Warwick Historical Society at the Buckbee Center, located at 2 Colonial Avenue, Warwick.  On October 29th, the doors will open at 6:30, reservations are preferred (please call...

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Warwick Historical Society to Host “On The Streets Where You Live,” An Historic Photographic Ramble Through Warwick Villages and Hamlets

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in All Event Postings, Curator's Choice Talks | 0 comments

Warwick Historical Society to Host “On The Streets Where You Live,” An Historic Photographic Ramble Through Warwick Villages and Hamlets

The early roads of Warwick often followed Native American trails before they grew into the roads we know today. King’s Highway, a completed public highway by 1734, closely follows an old Algonquin trail connecting Danskammer (near New Windsor) with another Algonquin center near Philadelphia. Early on, it was known as the Wawayanda Path, but locally it has been called by several names over the years. On the Beers Atlas of 1875, we find that it is called Hudson Street, it then became East Main St., per the Mueller Atlas of 1903, but by 1904 it officially became Colonial Avenue as we know...

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Clinton Wheeler Wisner, Warwick’s Renaissance Man

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in All Event Postings, Curator's Choice Talks, News and Press | Comments Off on Clinton Wheeler Wisner, Warwick’s Renaissance Man

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

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in All Event Postings, Curator's Choice Talks | Comments Off on A Downton Abbey Weekend

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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