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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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Preserving 225 Years of Historical Clothing (article)

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in News and Press, Warwick Valley Life Articles | Comments Off on Preserving 225 Years of Historical Clothing (article)

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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