Collections

The Warwick Historical Society is home to an extensive Archive of documents and materials from the 17th to 21st Century as well as a Clothing Collection of over 1000 articles from a similar period.

Record collecting began after historical society formed in 1906, and all items are now housed in the Archives Department at the A.W. Buckbee Center. We have an amazing collection of material and it’s one of the best archives among all local historical societies in the state. The collection and cataloging of the material is one of the Society’s most important accomplishments in the last decade.

Holdings range from the 17th to the 21st century. It includes: Photographs and postcards. Maps and newspapers. Documents including deeds, letters, manuscripts and journals, reports and memoirs. Books on local history & biography, genealogy, volumes by and about Frank Forester, printed state records. Church, school, cemetery, village and railroad records, census informaton and tax lists. Account books and scrap books.

Archives is staffed by volunteers. It is open Tuesday mornings 9 a.m. to noon, and other hours by appointment: email us at archive@wasrwickhistoricalsociety.org or 845.986.3236, ext. 2 (please allow a week for response)

An interesting booklet written by former President Pat McConnell is a great snapshot of the first 100 years of the Warwick Historical Society, Centennial Historical of the Historical Society of the Town of Warwick, 1906-2006.

For genealogical queries, your best first stop is to write to the Orange County Genealogical Society.  After you receive their information, please write a detailed query letter including a list of sources already checked, if possible, to Archive/Historical Society of the Town of Warwick/P. O. Box 353/Warwick, NY 10990