Village of Warwick
to Celebrate Sesquicentennial in 2017
The Village of Warwick will celebrate its 150 year anniversary next year. Although the area has been occupied by humans for at least twelve thousand years, it wasn’t until 1867 that the village had a large enough population to be incorporated. One year after the Warwick Advertiser started, it was at this point the Village of Warwick started its own government, library, water works and “firemanic company.” Soon after, the area’s largest school, the Warwick Institute, many churches, and the Warwick Savings Bank established themselves in the Village of Warwick. The village’s tree lined streets became the hub of commerce and social gatherings that we know today.
In 1967, the Village of Warwick celebrated its Centennial, the 100 year anniversary. This celebration was marked by special events including a pageant play, a beard and mustache contest, costumes and the burying of a time capsule in Memorial Park. The week long celebration included a daily issue of the Warwick Advertiser, also celebrating a milestone anniversary.
Plans for the 2017 Sesquicentennial are underway. At this point, ideas and suggestions are being accepted. Celebrations will take place throughout the year, including annual events and Sesquicentennial events. Plans already include parades, picnics and contests for all ages. The 50 year old time capsule will be dug up and another one will be buried in its place. Community input is encouraged to make sure this event reflects the Village of Warwick. Please direct suggestions and ideas to the Facebook page: Village of Warwick, NY Sesquicentennial.
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