DCHA has created some protocols and processes to help ensure the safety of our visitors. It is important that you read through this information in its entirety before your visit. We are working hard to protect you and our staff, but we need you to do your part too. Thank you!
Please do not visit DCHA if you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 or COVID symptoms. Consider canceling your visit if you feel unwell.
Inside our exhibit galleries, gift shop and library, face masks or coverings are required at all times. Visitors who are not part of the same household should stay socially distanced at all times. The number of visitors at any one time may be limited.
Exhibits and giftshop
- For those not wishing to physically enter the gift shop, curbside pick-up is available. Check out our Book List
. The office, exhibit and gift shop are open Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 4pm. Please, always wear a mask!
- Our research library is open by appointment only
on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am to 3pm. Researchers are required to contact us before their planned trip here. You may call 607-746-3849, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know of your plans.
We ask that if you are not feeling well, you cancel your visit. Please, always wear a mask!
for further information on rules concerning use of the library/archives at this time.
DCHA will reserve the right to deny access to the museum, gift shop and library if there is any cause for concern for the safety and well-being of our staff and visitors. Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns. Call 607-746-3849, or email email@example.com
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