Annual George Washington Day picnic held indoors at Warwick Historical Society's new center

| 15 Feb 2012 | 08:36

WARWICK - Members of the Historical Society of the Town of Warwick decided to escape the extreme heat last Saturday and hold their annual George Washington Day picnic indoors at the society’s nearby A W Buckbee Center. Village of Warwick Historian Jean Beattie May presented a talk, “Echoes of the Past on Frank Forester Square,” about the area and monument just outside the center, the former Albert Wisner Public Library. Beattie brought along a collection of photographs including one of the Wawayanda Hotel, which once stood on the square and was where Frank Forester, early nineteenth century author of Warwick Woodlands, stayed during his many hunting trips to this area. “Her talk was just as I expected it to be, informative and witty,” said the Society’s Executive Director Jo Hull. “There were about 65 people there, an abundance of food and everyone had a fabulous time in the air-conditioned building.”