Come out and see tractors, old and new at the Warwick Historical Society’s First Annual Tractor Parade on Sat., May 12 at 10 a.m. The parade will begin at the Warwick Inn on Oakland Ave. and continue down Main St. to the A.W. Buckbee Center, located at 2 Colonial Ave. in Warwick, where the Society will open its exhibit, “This Land is Farmland,” celebrating Warwick’s farming community.
Culling through their barns and attics and those of local farmers, the Society has gathered photos, tools, house-wares and other objects to tell the story of Warwick’s Agricultural past. The exhibit offers a unique, meaningful and sensory filled experience with hand-on exhibits exploring the life and lifestyles of the Valley.
Opening day will feature hands-on activities, touch a tractor and so much more! The Society will be hosting a series of talks on various topics related to agriculture in the Warwick Valley. Topics include: The Migration of Polish and German immigrants to the Black Dirt Region; The Impact of Modern Technology on Farming; “My Story – My Farm,” First Hand Accounts from Local Farmers; and “Farm to Fork,” the History of a Food Movement. For dates and details visit www.whsny.org.
“This Land is Farmland” will be open Mon. through Fri. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Sat., Aug. 4. The exhibit is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call 986-3236, ext. 101.