Room 2A

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Room 2A

Eighteenth century fabric swatch

Label on fabric swatch reads:"Piece of the Bedquilt of Gen.Burgoyne which came to Col. Newhall of Salem, Mass. Upon a division of camp equipage"

Year (or year range): 
1775
Approximate era: 
before 1800

Fabric swatch

Label attached to swatch reads: "Piece of the best dress of Matthew Byle's wife
By Ira Patch

Year (or year range): 
1850-1870
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

"What Warwick Means to Me", 1946 Old Home Day Address

Handwritten address by Charles Morse for the 1946 Old Home Day. He summarizes his move to town and increasing involvement in all aspects of community life.
"We all want Warwick to be a prosperous progressive town. If we would have it so we must all work together to make it so. We must forget our petty feuds and jealousies, be less critical of what others do and more critical of what we ourselves do....."

Year (or year range): 
1946

Quiz for 1941 Old Home Day

"What do you know about Warwick" is the theme of a quiz program used at Old Home Day in 1941. It consists of 34 questions (with answers) about Warwick, these were asked of 2 teams of 4 men and 4 ladies each. Prof. Charles Morse explains "Let me say to you my friends I know this town from end to end. For three long years it's been my biz to seek out questions for this quiz." A sample question reads, "Where was the Franklin Glass Co. located?" and the answer "between Pulcifer and Dresser homes"

Year (or year range): 
1941

1944 Old Home Day Play and History- 50th Celebration

Charles Morse's handwritten presentation outlines the history of Old Home Day from 1895 (dedication of the Warwick Town Hall) to the present (1944). A 13 page typed play, titled "Memories of Warwick" written and produced by C.A. Morse is included. The play features a father dressed for work in the hayfield and his 12 yr old son with a fishing pole and can of bait. The boy "meets" (as he naps) many of the famous Warwick men of the past that he has heard about from his father and hears their recollections of the town in the old days.

Year (or year range): 
1944

1945 Old Home Day Memorabilia

Included with the invitation to the "Fifty-first Annual Reunion" (8-18-1945) is A Dedication to Warwick's Participation in the Wars. This introduction and program by Ralph Holbrook and Charles Morse outlines how Warwick men responded to the call for duty, many giving their lives. A play was presented, set in Warwick in 1812 with Nellie Francis, Grace Morse and Marion Copeland in the cast. Patriotic music and tableaux were included. Of particular note are 5 letters from Warwick men serving overseas. Letters from Charles L. Brown Jr., Arthur Bowers, Joseph Stevens, Wallace F. Holbrook, one unidentified serving in the Pacific and all expressing their regret at not being present and their hope that next year they will be with their family and friends again enjoying the festivities of Old Home Day.

Year (or year range): 
1945

Silk drapery

Silk drape printed with Asian motif, or possibly European interpretation of Asian motif. Interlined with cotton flannel. Lined with satin. Top of drape has five metal hooks sewn in.

Inset: closeup of design

Year (or year range): 
1950-1970
Approximate era: 
1951-1975

Woman's silk coat

Silk coat, machine stitched french seams with hand finishing. Hand sewn decorative braid around cuffs, shoulder seams, and neckline. Double breasted front with eight mother of pearl buttons.

Year (or year range): 
1890-1910

Fabric hanging or tablecloth

Warp faced rep weave fabric woven of wool. Attached fringe on all four sides.
Possibly South American.

Year (or year range): 
1930-1960
Approximate era: 
1926-1950

Wall hanging

Chain stitched hand embroidered wall hanging. Very fine work. Many stylized motifs, each unique. Background fabric is finely woven, indigo dyed 2/2 twill. Chain stitching appears to be a fine wool thread, vegetable dyed.

Approximate era: 
don't know
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