Help celebrate three centuries of work and play in our town by creating photos and videos of our lives today. In 1712, English merchant Benjamin Aske settled in our valley near the Welling property along Rt. 94 South of the Village of Warwick, naming his farm “Warwick;” two years later, Swiss couple Johannes and Elizabeth Wisner set up their home near Mt. Eve.
In celebration of the tricentennial of the arrival of our first known non-native settlers, the Albert Wisner Public Library is sponsoring a year-long photo and video project to gather images from this year which capture the essence of work and play in our town today.
Photographers of all skill levels are challenged to keep their eyes open for scenes of our citizens doing things which capture the essence of life in our community today. Images can be located anywhere in the Warwick Valley Central School District or in the Town of Warwick, and should have been taken from April 2012-March 2013. Submissions will be an 8 x 10 print of the photo or the video on DVD. An exhibit and video showing will be held next April, and there will be a random drawing for prizes in each category as well as a “People’s Choice” award.
The images will be kept as part of the Library’s local history collection and shared with the local historical societies, so that many years from now, people will be able to enjoy what it looked like in ‘days gone by.’