The U.A.M.E. Church, located on Forester Ave. in Warwick, will be transformed into an interactive toy workshop for the Warwick Historical Society’s 2016 Festival of Toys. The Award Winning Festival, which will be held on Sat., Nov. 19, Sun., Nov. 20 and Fri., Nov. 25 through Sun., Nov. 27, welcomed over 1,000 visitors last year and is set to become a time honored tradition for families and their guests.
For those who love to make and create, build and play, the “Union Toy Workshop” is just the place for them! Guests visiting this unique workshop will have the opportunity to create their own friend from dolls specially made by an Amish family for the Festival. Visitors can also choose to make a one-of-a kind wooden train set or airplane from kits designed by the Society’s new Amish friends. The building will also host an array of interactive toy stations for young and old alike to enjoy. Legos, Tinker Toys and Lincoln Logs will join toys provided by local toy manufacturer, Guidecraft, to create a fun and festive atmosphere.
Trains, Planes & Automobiles Exhibit
The A.W. Buckbee Center, located at 2 Colonial Ave. in Warwick, will host “Trains, Planes and Automobiles.” Along with the Lehigh and Hudson River Railway, model trains from more than 50 years ago including Lionel trains, slot cars and other fun, interactive transportation-based exhibits will delight visitors of all ages.
Dolls & Doll House Display
Baird’s Tavern, across the street, will host the Society’s extensive doll and doll house collection, as well as a fascinating collection of toys and games dating back to the early 1800s.
The Society is once again expecting a large turnout and reservations are strongly recommended. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children; children’s tickets are free when purchased by a member of the Warwick Historical Society. There is an additional fee to make and take home a hand-made toy. Call the Society’s office weekdays between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at 986-3236, ext. 101, for more information and to purchase your tickets.
For more information about the Warwick Historical Society or to become a member, call 986-3236, ext. 106 or visit www.warwickhistoricalsociety.org.