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Town of Warwick & Sugar Loaf, NY

"COLONIAL COMFORTS" COOKING PROJECT NOVEMBER - JANUARY 2019

Friends of Hathorn Historical Society invites foodies to learn about 18th century cooking & help with their "tasting" event on January 20.

Click here for more info.

DIGITAL COLLECTIONS

 

SCANNED NEWSPAPERS

AROUND TOWN - PLACES AND RESOURCES

DIGITAL COLLECTION EXHIBITS FEATURED THIS MONTH

SEARCH HELP

Use this to search many of the webpages on this site, but it does not search in the Warwick Heritage Digital Collection or the scanned newspapers-- you must search these separately by clicking on the links and following the directions.

GENEALOGY & HISTORICAL RESEARCH DATABASES

The library provides commercial databases for AWPL cardholders to assist with historical & family history research.  All except Ancestry Library Edition are available to you from home with your library card.

Access the databases here: http://guides.rcls.org/c.php?g=128571&p=839608

EBOOKS

The following is a partial list of books about Warwick and Orange County history that are full text and in a PDF format you can download to your computer or device; you can find links to more ebooks and e-documents in the Warwick Heritage Database.

Basics: Short Histories of the Warwick Valley:

General Orange County History:

Warwick  & Sugar Loaf Specific Works:

  • Bellvale Rising Star by Thomas Burt (newspaper published 1 year about Bellvale, 1889)
  • Black Jacob by A. D. Eddy. The inspiring life story of Jacob Hodges of Sugar Loaf, who was coerced into the murder of Richard Jennings, then reformed.
  • History of Orange County by Ruttenber & Clark (1881; Warwick chapter only)
  • Memoirs of Hon. Nathaniel Jones U.S. House of Representatives 1837-1841, lived in Warwick, many local anecdotes.
  • Report of the Trial of The Murderers of Richard Jennings; pamphlet from the collection of the archive of the Warwick Historical Society (1819; murder occurred in Sugar Loaf)
  • Under Old Rooftrees by Eliza Benedict Hornby (1908).  Collection of facts and stories about Warwick Valley life in the 18th and 19th centuries.  Lifestyles, weather, weddings, slaves, folkways, etc.
  • Warwick Woodlands  by Frank Forester (Henry William Herbert).  Classic field sports/hunting narrative, 1840s.