New Acquisitions’ exhibit at the Buckbee Center

| 24 Sep 2019 | 07:03

The Warwick Historical Society invites the public to view the latest exhibit, New Acquisitions, on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the A.W. Buckbee Center, located 2 Colonial Ave. in Warwick.

The exhibit shows the evolution of fashion through the years with clothing dating from the 1860s to 1990.

The articles of clothing were discovered in attics and basements, and generously donated to the Historical Society by Warwick families.

Volunteers have devoted many hours of restoration and preparation to restore the garments to their original splendor.

Also on display is a place setting from Paris crafted around 1800 that once belonged to Catherine Cornelia Hathorn, daughter of Revolutionary War General and Warwick hero John Hathorn.

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Excelsior Hose Co. No. 1, view a history of the Warwick Fire Departments in the glass cases of the Buckbee Center.

The exhibit will remain on display through October. The Buckbee Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Suggested donation of $5 per person, $20 per family.

The Warwick Historical Society is a 501c3 non-profit, in existence since 1906. More than 100 years later, the society continues its mission, to preserve and celebrate the history of the Town of Warwick and its people by engaging and educating the public regarding things of historical relevance.

The society maintains 12 historic landmark properties through 100 percent membership-supported endeavors, fund raising, donations and grant money.

Learn more about the Warwick Historical Society by visiting or call 986-3236.