This blog is a means to engage our ever-growing community in a conversation about local history. The Warwick Historical Society believes that an understanding and appreciation of our historic heritage is essential to maintaining a unique and meaningful identity as a community. The mission of the Society is to celebrate and preserve the history of the Town of Warwick and its people and to assure that this legacy is passed on to future generations.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
George Washington Picnic Day on July 28 at Lewis Park
Where: Lewis Park off Main Street, Warwick (Across from the Village Hall) When: Saturday, July 28, 4-8 Living History Scenario, Civil War; 6-8PM "Potluck" Picnic Who: Everybody
This Warwick Historical Society annual event is 95 years old! It was founded to commemorate George Washington's visit to Warwick on July 27, 1782. The picnic is open to the public and free. The tradition is that everyone contribute through a "potluck" food contribution. In addition to food and drink that starts at 6PM until 8PM, there will be a living history scenario in the park from 4-8PM. The New York Volunteer Cavalry straight from the Civil War will set up camp; they will talk about their trials and tribulations in the war of the Rebellions replete with saddles, uniforms, and the trappings of a bivouac! See you there!