In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, the local history department of Albert Wisner Public Library in Warwick has prepared a web exhibit about some of the community actions of the past that have helped preserve the environment. [Read more…] about New Web Exhibit Explores Orange Co Environmental Activism History
Sue Gardner’s new book Pure Necessity: Revolution at Warwick: The life and times of General John Hathorn, his militia, and the community of Warwick, New York in the late 18th Century (2019) is the story of the Revolutionary War as experienced by the citizens of the Town of Warwick in the mid-Hudson Valley, New York.
Using diaries, pension testimony, newspaper accounts, and other primary source material, the unfolding drama of a small community caught up in the fight for survival and freedom during long years of hardship and conflict is revealed. [Read more…] about Revolution at Warwick Links Readers to Sources
Saturday, June 1st has been dedicated as Warwick’s first Founders’ Day, a free interactive living history event at 21 Hathorn Road, Warwick, NY, from 11 am to 3 pm. [Read more…] about Warwick Area During the Revolution Focus of Founders’ Day
The Albert Wisner Library in Warwick is set to host national bestselling author Russell Shorto to discuss his recent book, Revolution Song, on Wednesday, November 7 at 7 pm.
This narrative history looks back to the nation’s founding to see that people from different backgrounds had vastly different experiences of the Revolution years. Drawing on diaries, letters and autobiographies of both well known and obscure lives, Shorto resurrects their contrasting voices as they struggle through the social chaos of their day. [Read more…] about Russell Shorto Speaking In Orange County Nov 7th
Sometimes the past changes. For the Friends of Hathorn House research team, a chance remark led to discovery of a lost chapter in Warwick’s history — the Continental Army’s supply depot here.
In 1780-81, the Army kept a large and active post near the Village of Warwick, NY which stored and shipped supplies to the troops. The depot was not without controversy, however. The citizens of Warwick proved to be challenging partners. [Read more…] about The Continental Commissary at Warwick, Orange County
The Salmagundi Consort is set to present an introduction to popular music of the Hudson Valley in the late 18th century at Albert Wisner Public Library in Warwick, Orange County, NY, on Sunday, June 3 at 2 pm.
Gene Tozzi (hammer dulcimore), Jane Barsumian (violin) and Sona Hairabedian (cello) combine music with reenactment, interspersing their concert with accounts of musical performance of the period. [Read more…] about An Afternoon of ‘Revolutionary Tunes’ in Warwick
On Saturday, October 7th, from noon to 3 pm, the Friends of Hathorn House will honor the legacy of General John Hathorn and his militia on the lawn at his historic home, located at 21 Hathorn Road, in Warwick, Orange County, NY.
Owners Sylwia Kubasiak and Arek Kwapinski will host the Friends’ living history group and members of the Navasing Long Rifles to show aspects of life in the Warwick Valley during the Revolutionary War. Visitors will also be able see the transformation of the exterior of the house from its state of near ruin to restored. [Read more…] about Orange Co: Rev War Living History Day at Hathorn House