Warwick - Once more the Warwick Historical Society’s “food and brew gurus” are gearing up for their friendly evening on Saturday, Feb. 5, in the stone building known as Baird’s Tavern. “Tavern Night” begins at 6 p.m. and continues until 9 p.m. with handcrafted beer and food made by volunteers. Wine and cider are also available. Baird’s Tavern was built in 1766 as a store and tavern for weary travelers using the Kings Highway to get from Philadelphia to points north. George Washington stopped for a brew and it is reported Martha spent the night upstairs on her way to Washington’s Headquarters in Newburgh. After many years as a private house, then law offices, Elizabeth Sanford Van Leer bought and donated it to the Historical Society. Today it is a museum, office and gift shop. The Society also has private and public events in and around the building. This event on Feb. 5 is one which not only raises money but raises awareness of the historic significance of the village of Warwick. The drawing of Baird’s Tavern is by Robert Fletcher.
If you go “Tavern Night” will be held Saturday, Feb. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Baird’s Tavern, 105 Main St., Warwick. Tickets are $25 and reservations are recommended. Send an e-mail to email@example.com or call 845 986-3236.