Bob Wyer's Delaware County: Photographs From the Mid-20th Century
The Delaware County Historical Association was founded in 1945 to preserve and
present the rich history of Delaware County. In the early 1960s, the Association
purchased property, originally settled by Gideon Frisbee. Today, DCHA has over
600 members and presents the history and folklife of this county through the
site's historic buildings, exhibits, programs and publications.
Explore the rich history of rural America at the Delaware County Historical Association. Visit the 1797 federal-style Frisbee House (pictured above, photo by Barbara Onasch) where eighteenth-century politicians met to form Delaware County. Located on the site of the historic Frisbee farm you can see the original barns, Frisbee family cemetery and outbuildings, as well as numerous nineteenth-century buildings from throughout the county that have been moved to the site, including: blacksmith shop, one-room school house, nineteenth-century gun shop, and turnpike tollgate house, a well as two exhibit galleries, research
library and archives, gift/book shop, nature trail and much more.
Just down the road is the Christian Church at Fitch's Bridge (pictured below, photo by Barbara Onasch). DCHA's Church and spacious exhibit space are both available to rent for private functions. Please contact us at (607)746-3849 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more details.
Special programs provide opportunities for entertainment and enrichment for young
and old alike. The "Produce, Preserve and Play" school program fills the grounds
with young people learning about history through hands-on activities. Concerts
and plays can be seen at the Christian Church at Fitch's Bridge, opened to the
public in the Summer of 2001. Numerous workshops are held on site throughout the
year. See our Calendar
for a full list of upcoming events.
is a private, non-profit organization that
collects, preserves and presents the history and traditions of
Delaware County and the surrounding region. DCHA serves a variety of
audiences through the restoration of historic structures; the collection,
care and exhibition of historic objects and archival materials; the
documentation of living traditions, folk arts, social history and
vernacular architecture; and the production of exhibits, publications