Tuesday, July 17, 2012

95th Annual George Washington Day Picnic in Lewis Park, July 28, 6-8PM, Civil War Living History Program, 4-8PM, Open to the Public


For Details Contact:
Robert Schmick
Executive Director

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Come one, Come all

On Saturday, July 28th the Warwick Historical Society will commemorate the 95th annual George Washington Day Picnic with a Civil War re-enactment. This is free and open to the community.It's a potluck picnic, so do bring grandma's potato salad and anything else you think people might enjoy!
In 1917 the Warwick Historical Society held its first George Washington Day Picnic to celebrate and commemorate the visit of George Washington and his entourage to Warwick’s Baird’s Tavern in 1782.

A meticulous record keeper, George Washington recorded his visit in his journal along with the purchase of some grog at the Baird’s Tavern.  A day of activities for the whole family is planned right in the center of the Village of Warwick in Lewis Park on Main Street across from the Village Hall.

The highlight will be a Civil War re-enactment by the 15th New York Cavalry. As a part of George Custer’s division the 15th fought throughout the Shenandoah Valley under the command of Phil Sheridan. They were present at Five Forks, and Appomattox, and participated in the last Cavalry charge of the Civil War. They currently make their home at Hill-Hold Museum in Campbell Hall, New York.

The re-enactment and games will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. followed by the traditional “Pot-luck” picnic until 8 p.m. under the trees in Lewis Park. Bring a covered dish to share! The Historical Society requests that each family bring a covered dish to share, but bring your own drink. There will be tables and chairs available, and bring your own picnic blankets if you prefer and use the park for this wonderful community event.

The Historical Society will provide the paper products and plastic utensils. Join in the fun and games to help us celebrate this historic event.




WHEN: SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2012, 4 – 8 p.m.


Warwick Historical Society, A.W. Buckbee Center, 2 Colonial Ave. Warwick, NY, 845-986-3236, whs@warwick.net. Check out: historicwarwickny.blogspot.co or our Facebook: "Warwick Historical Society."

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