Warwick. Free historic property tours set for Oct. 10

| 02 Oct 2021 | 05:09

Before the seasons change, come out to the Warwick Historical Society’s last free open house public tours of the year at some of its historic landmark properties on Sunday, Oct. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Visit the Shingle House complex, 7-9 Forester Ave., Warwick, and talk with local historians as they share the tales of the people and circumstances which helped shape the Town of Warwick.

Enjoy the Sly Barn, built in 1825 and moved piece by piece and reassembled at the complex in 1965, with an agriculture exhibit, a tribute to the important agriculture industry in Orange County.

Step back in time in the Lehigh and Hudson River Railway Caboose, circa 1909, and learn how the railroad industry changed the community forever.

Meet the archaeological dig team of volunteers that has been unearthing the story of the Shingle House property for over eight years.

Then visit the Ketchum House, 26 Church St., and learn about the history of this quaint home, its inhabitants, and the vast display of 19th century items and antiques.

Meet the volunteers and members of the WHS who devote so much of their time to preserving our shared local history for all.

The Warwick Historical Society has been preserving, sharing and celebrating the history of the Town of Warwick for more than a century. With work in education, research, and through preservation, the WHS has become a trusted resource for authentic local history for residents, visitors, and world-wide inquiries for generations.

Maintaining the historic properties and sharing the storied past is at the core of the WHS mission. The tours are free and family friendly. Donations are appreciated. Visit www.WHSNY.org or call 845-986-3236 for more information.