Warwick. Free public historic property tours July 24

| 16 Jul 2021 | 12:24

Come out to the Warwick Historical Society’s (WHS) Free Public Historic Property Tours on Saturday, July 24, from 12 to 4 p.m.

Hear the tales of some of the most renowned buildings in the Village of Warwick and the stories of the residents and industries which helped shape the Town of Warwick.

Visit the Old School Baptist Meeting House, the bucolic church on the hill in Lewis Park, Main, Church and High Streets, Warwick. The beautiful building was built in 1810 and acquired by the WHS in the 1950s for $1 and the promise to care for it forever. See the unique architecture, and learn about the buildings construction.

Next, walk across the street to Baird’s Tavern, 103 Main St., and tour the upstairs museum rooms, including the bedroom where Martha Washington stayed in 1780 while visiting Warwick.

And enjoy a last look at the Women’s Tea Party - Secret Suffrage exhibit, a tribute to the women’s rights and equality movement featuring Warwick’s own Lydia Sayer Hasbrouck, 1827-1910.

Then visit the Shingle House complex, 7-9 Forester Ave., and tour the Lehigh and Hudson River Railway Caboose, the Sly Barn, featuring an agriculture exhibit honoring Warwick’s rich farming history, and the Shingle House, the oldest house in the Village of Warwick built in 1764.

The historic property tours are free, family-friendly and open to the public. Call the WHS at 845-986-323 or visit www.whsny.org or Facebook.com/whsny.org for more information.