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Historical Society hosts grade 4 tours of Warwick’s historical buildings

on May 18, 2017
students on a tour of Baird's Tavern

A member of the Warwick Historical Society explains the ceiling-hung room divider in the Ballroom at Baird’s Tavern.

Each spring, the Warwick Historical Society offers 4th-grade students tours of the town’s historical buildings. This year, students visited Baird’s Tavern, the Hasbrouck Carriage House (behind Baird’s Tavern), the herb garden gehind the 1810 House, Lewis Park and the Old School Baptist Meeting House. The students enjoyed learning about the early 1800’s, salt box architecture, medicinal herbs, toll roads and more, on what turned out to be a beautiful day for a field trip!

Photos from the 4th-Grade tour of Baird’s Tavern and the Hasbrouck Carriage House:

 students looking at a sleigh from the 18th century  students learn about modes of transportation in the 1700s

Pictured above, a member of the Warwick Historical Society shows students a sleigh from the 18th century, and explains modes of transportation during the time period.

paintings on glass of George and Martha Washington  the bedroom in Baird's Tavern where Martha Washington spent the night

Above are portraits of George and Martha Washington reverse-painted on glass, and the bedroom on the second floor of Baird’s Tavern where Martha Washington stayed as a guest.

students in the Hasbrouck Carriage House  students enjoy the back yard of Baird's Tavern

Above, students learn about making shingles inside the Hasbrouck Carriage House, while others wait at the back of Baird’s Tavern for the tour to begin. 



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