Warwick's Historical Society to host vintage clothing exhibit

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:14

    WARWICK-An exhibit of historic apparel entitled, "In the Good Old Summertime," will highlight the opening of the 2004 season of the Warwick Historical Society museum buildings. The exhibit can be seen at Baird's Tavern for the entire summer starting on July 11. The Historical Society of Warwick, founded in 1906, owns an extensive collection of Hudson Valley clothing dating from 1810 through 1950. From silk, through wools to country cottons, the collection covers a historical and artistic period in the development of Warwick. From the collection of more than 450 garments, the Society has chosen more than two dozen "summer white" outfits for this exhibit. These outfits were actually worn by women and children of the Warwick Valley from approximately 1890 to 1915, mostly to take part in summer events such as tennis, croquet and summer teas. In addition to the clothing, photos, summer game equipment and accessories from the same time period will be on display. For a sneak preview, the public is invited to attend a fundraising grand opening on Sunday, July 11, between 5 and 7 p.m. The funds raised will support the restoration and preservation of the Historic Society's clothing collection. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided by the Landmark Inn, a restaurant with a history of its own, and wine will be provided by Peck's Liquor Store. Tickets will cost $25 per person. Advance purchase of tickets is recommended. Send a check made payable to the Warwick Historic Society, P.O. Box 353, Warwick, NY 10990. Tickets may also be purchased at Newhard's and Peck's Liquor Store. For more information about this event, call Marcela Gross at 986-9492.