View a wedding dress display at the ‘New Acquisitions’ exhibit on Sun., Jul. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the A.W. Buckbee Center, located at 2 Colonial Ave. in Warwick. Photo courtesy of Warwick Historical Society

After months of preparation, the Warwick Historical Society is excited to invite the public to view its latest exhibit, “New Acquisitions,” opening on Sun., Jul. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the A.W. Buckbee Center, located at 2 Colonial Ave. in Warwick.

The exhibit features meticulously repaired and carefully displayed clothing dating from the 1860s to 1990. The pieces of clothing were discovered in attics and basements and generously given to the Historical Society by Warwick community members and help to tell a story of Warwick residents through the years. The Clothing and Textile Department has worked tirelessly to restore the garments to their original splendor.

Also, on display is a trunk that once belonged to Warwick resident and Civil War hero, Capt. James W. Benedict. The trunk and its contents were saved from destruction and thoughtfully donated to the Society by Michael Brantley of Valrico, FL in memory of his brother, Russell Brantley, a Civil War enthusiast and re-enactor.

The exhibit will remain on display through October. The Buckbee Center is open Mon. through Fri. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $5 per person or $20 per family.

The Warwick Historical Society is a 501c3 non-profit, in existence since 1906. Over 100 years later, the Society continues its mission, to preserve and celebrate the history of the Town of Warwick and its people by engaging and educating the public regarding things of historical relevance. The Society maintains 12 historic landmark properties through 100% membership-supported endeavors, fundraising, donations and grant money.

For more information about the Warwick Historical Society visit or call 986-3236.

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