The Delaware County Historical Association Presents:
Each year during the first week in June the Delaware County Historical Association hosts fourth grade students from schools around the county during History Happening! In past years we have been able to offer this program to schools for the small fee of only $6.00 per student.
Below is a brief description of just some of the crafts/activities typically available:
Fourth Grade Hands-On History Days
Tools & Trades ~ Immersion workshops in this concentration usually includes at least two of the following trades: blacksmithing, gunsmithing, farrier, weaving and woodworking (furniture making). Students may also be assigned a "leisure time" activity such as square dancing or autograph albums.
Woolly Ways ~ Immersion workshops in this concentration include spinning & felting, and weaving. Students may also be assigned an exploring history activity such as autograph albums, object reading or one room schoolhouse.
Exploring History Along the Delaware ~ Immersion workshops in this concentration may include Native American traditions & games, herbs/nature walk, square dancing, stenciling, object reading, one room schoolhouse, and autograph books.
Work & Play ~ Immersion Workshops in this concentration combine an activity young adults may have been learning as apprentices or as chores in the home - like spinning, weaving, furniture making, or smithing - with traditional leisure time activities - like autograph albums, stenciling and square dancing.
Over the course of the calendar year DCHA is proud to offer numerous workshops and presentations to our visitors. Past workshops offered have included:
Workshops and Presentations at DCHA
Basket Making, Knitting, Genealogy, Soap Making, Folk Dancing and Quilting. Usually the museum charges a nominal fee to attend these workshops, most of which are held on Saturdays at DCHA.
Presentations by historians and book signings on various topics are given throughout the year. Past topics have included: railroads, reservoirs, cooking, local history and films.
Check our our Calendar to see what is going on this year.