You can almost still hear the music drifting away from the Warwick Historical Society’s Party in the Park that took place on Sat., Aug. 24 in Lewis Park. The evening was full of fun as we raised money to help preserve and celebrate the Town of Warwick and its people and keep history alive. And it was wonderful to recognize the Excelsior Hose Company No. 1’s 150th anniversary, and celebrate the enormous contributions all the Warwick Fire Departments make to our community: we look forward to honoring and cheering for you at your parade on Sep. 28.
Thank you to Grappa Ristorante for an incredible catered dinner, and our evening sponsors, Glenmere Brewing Company, Pennings Cidery, Peck’s Wine and Spirits and the Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery for quenching our thirsts, the E’lissa Jones Band for lively entertainment, Etched in Time for helping us make the park beautiful, and Union Square Group for lighting the night.
Thank you also to the dedicated committee members who spent months planning the event to benefit the Warwick Historical Society. Society members really are the heart and soul of the organization, the people who help preserve the ideals and stories that make up our shared past and shape our connected future. I know how many hours you spend volunteering on the Board, in the education department, at the archaeological dig site, on the buildings and grounds maintenance and repairs, in archives, and clothing and textiles, and everywhere else. I cannot praise you enough for all that you do for the good of the entire Town.
I invite everyone to learn more about the Warwick Historical Society. You might be surprised when you get to know the 12 historic properties we care for and maintain, each with a story that adds a thread to the fabric that is Warwick. Or come and learn about the educational opportunities we present throughout the year to more than 5,000 local students. Be a witness to unearthing the story of the Shingle House, the oldest house in the Village of Warwick. There are all levels of membership starting at just $30 a year, many with benefits such as free or reduced admission to concerts, performances, programs and lectures, special members’ only events and exhibits. Go to whsny.org or call 986-3236 to learn more about becoming part of history in Warwick.
WARWICK HISTORICAL SOCIETY