Sunday, April 1, 2012

Warwick Historical Society's Special Programs for the Spring and Summer 2012 Season

Workshops: Members receive a 10% discount

If interested in the following, scroll through blog and find more detailed descriptions of workshops.

Beginning Jewelry with Michele Dixler/Three Wednesdays, 7-9PM/ $120

Make a necklace or earrings, includes materials, tools and instruction

April, 18th, April 25th, & May 2nd, 2012

Blacksmithing Class with Adriaan Gerber/ 2 days, 16 hours, 9-5PM, $375

Learn the techniques, make a few tools. All materials included.
For more information, call 845-781-3729
Saturday, April 28th & Sunday, April 29th

Follow-up to Blacksmithing Class/ 1 Day Make a Tomahawk Class & 2-Day Make a Hunting Knife Class, $125/$225

Format for classes: Forge shape from steel. Fold and weld. Prepare high carbon steel edge and weld to body. Draw out edge. Drift handle eye for tomahawk. Heat treat. Sharpen edge. Make a handle to fit. Throw.

Chair Caning with John Skelton Four Tuesdays, 7-9PM, $120

Bring your own chair frame, make a seat of cane, rush or reed. Materials and tools included.
April 17th, April 24th & May 8th, 2012

Woodworking with Dave Washburn, 2 Days, 10-5PM, $375

Make a shaving horse and a four-legged slab wood bench
Includes: shaving horse kit, vintage draw knife, and wood
Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Lecture Series/ Thursdays/ $5 --- Members Free

April 19th/7-8:30PM
Francesco Mastalia: "Using 19th Century Photography Methods in the 21st Century".

April 26th/7-8:30PM
Prof. Richard Hull: "A Village Apart in Orange County; History of the Hasidic People of Kiryas Joel".

May 3rd/ 7-8:30PM
Andy Angstrom: "Finding the World in Your Backyard; Archaeological Dig at Ashokan".

WHS curator Michael Bertolini and Prof. Richard Hull: "The Many Faces of Warwick's Architectural Heritage".

May 24th/ 7-8:30PM
Incorporated Orange County Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Society president David Johnson: "What Are We Missing at Our Archaeological Sites About Native American Cultures?"

May 31st/ 7-8:30PM
Robert Schmick, Ph.D., Executive Director, Warwick Historical Society: "Popular Wilderness Imagery in 19th Century Warwick Life".

June 7th/ 7-8:30PM
Glen Rhein, amateur mineralogist:"Giant Crystals of Amity, New York".

Call for additional information: (845) 986-3236; Email:

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