The Warwick Historical Society (WHS) announces the release of four Self-Guided Walking Tour Maps of the Historic Village of Warwick.
Ben Tate, a prospective Eagle Scout, approached the WHS in 2017 with the project and the Society quickly jumped on board. Ben worked tirelessly researching the many historic buildings in the Village using the Society’s archives, walking the routes numerous times with other scouts, and working with Alexandra Lewis, a local graphic designer, on the layout of the four maps.
Growing up in the scenic landscape of Warwick, Ben developed an appreciation for the Village of Warwick’s culture and its rich history. Ben joined scouting as a Tiger Scout in first grade. He earned the Boy Scouts of American rank of Eagle Scout in August 2018. Ben is a graduate of Warwick Valley High School, Class of 2018, and currently attends Purchase College in Purchase, NY.
Alexandra Lewis, a family friend of the Tate family, is a Graphic Designer based in Greenwood Lake, NY, who empowers the unique ability to manifest an idea and move it to a visually-pleasing printed hard copy. Visit her at WanderingHeartDesign.com.
The maps can be found on the Warwick Historical Society website at www.whsny.org or hard copies can be borrowed at the A.W. Buckbee Center, located at 2 Colonial Ave. in Warwick. A limited number are also available at the Warwick Chamber of Commerce located in the caboose on South St. in Warwick.
In addition to the hard copy maps, the Society is launching a digital tour of the historic properties in the Village. Visitors will be able to click on a QR code and download the app on their phone and listen to the stories of many of the buildings located within the Village.
This project was made possible by a grant from Humanities NY with Project Manager Roger Moss, Peter Lyons Hall of Warwickinfo.net, and a tremendous team of volunteers: Danielle Barbour, Tom Brennan, Patricia Dooley, Marty Filipowski, Marilyn Hayden, Jim DeSotle, James Weatherstone, Phil and Rita Laskin, Paul Woods, Zach Garby, Patrick Sheils, Lara Drozdowsky, Kathy and John Skafidas, Jenny Torino, Gia Farruggia, and Kat Nitchke.
For more information or to become a member of the Warwick Historical Society, call 986-3236, ext. 106 or visit www.whsny.org.