Where the tradition all began

Warwick.Tavern Night Back at Baird's Tavern returns Oct. 10.

| 23 Sep 2019 | 02:54

Enjoy a drink and a bite at the Warwick Historical Society's very popular Tavern Night, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 10, back at Baird's Tavern, 103 Main St., Warwick, where the tradition began.

Beer, wine and light appetizers will be served in the historic building from 5 to 7 p.m., against the backdrop of the renovated tavern.

The tavern was built in 1766 by Francis Baird for his son, and has served as a meeting place and general store as well as a stop for travelers for food and drinks.

At one time a residence, Baird's Tavern underwent renovations in 2017 and reopened as a tavern under the proprietorship of local chef Adam Powers.

The structure is the second oldest building in the Village of Warwick, and it is reported that George and Martha Washington were once guests.

Tickets are $45 for Historical Society members, $55 for non-members and at the door, if space is still available. Call 845-986-3236 ext. 101 to reserve tickets.

The Warwick Historical Society has been in existence since 1906 when a group of local residents gathered with a 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 offers year-round programs and educational opportunities to Warwick and all of the Hudson Valley residents and visitors.

To learn more or to become a member, call 845-986-3236 or visit www.whsny.org or Facebook.com/whsny.org.