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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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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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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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