A collaborative project between the Albert Wisner Public Library and the Warwick Historical Society has brought some great old scenes of Warwick into digital format which are now hosted in the Warwick Valley Heritage Digital Collection.
The archive of the historical society had several reels of 16 mm film that had been donated over the years, but no way to view the frail films, so the local history department of the library funded digitizing them. The movies show a ”grand costume celebration” of the visit of Washington to Baird’s Tavern held in 1932; a scrap metal drive from World War II; and many “home movies” of the Bradner family from the 1920s and later showing scenes of everyday life.
The films can be accessed through the library’s local history page at http://guides.rcls.org/warwickvalleyhistory or directly from the Historical Society’s digital film collection at: http://albertwisner-montage.auto-graphics.com/#/land-page/entities_16090. For more information send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.