The DCHA Galleries

DCHA features two exhibit galleries.

Special Traveling Exhibit

Making Sense of the Census in New York
Explore the history of the U.S. Census in this traveling exhibit on loan from the South Central Regional Library Council. The U.S. Census is the only comprehensive or "complete count" of the entire population of our country. It is the only source of data for ensuring everyone has a voice in Congress. "Representative democracy" is the cornerstone on which this nation was founded, and the census is the tool used by the federal government to preserve equal representation. The qualitative aspects of this representation has historically been, and is ever changing.

The traveling exhibit was written and curated by Heidi Ziemer at WNYLRC; with graphic design work created by Dawn Stanton from Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.
For more information about the exhibit and the census in general, please visit: New York Heritage Digital Collections

This exhibit is on display at DCHA until May 31, 2024
DCHA is open Monday - Friday 10 am to 4 pm.
Admission to the exhibit, as always, is free!

DCHA's Main Gallery displays two exhibits:

Delaware County History Highlights was installed in the summer of 2017. This exhibit explores some of the larger topics in the history of Delaware County including the Anti-Rent War, Railroads, Industry, Wars, Reservoirs and Tourism.

Also on display in the Main Gallery is a semi-permanent exhibit: "This Valley used to be all Farms..." A Celebration of Delaware County's Agricultural Traditions.

The Elijah Thomas Gallery hosts a variety of exhibits throughout the year.

Currently on display: Handle with Care: Breakables from DCHA's Collections
Visit DCHA to view numerous fragile items in our collections. Objects on display include: milk bottles, a tea set, shaving and mustache mugs, kerosene lamps and miscellaneous glassware items. Two larger items include a stained glass window, originally part of the Goulds Methodist Church in the town of Hancock, and a chandelier from the old Youmans Mansion in Delhi (demolished in 1982). Also shown are a few dishes from the American House Hotel in Delhi that burned down in 1907. Some smaller items to see are ruby stained glass souvenirs from Bloomville, Davenport Center, and Downsville, along with a small souvenir dish from Margaretville. On display in the Elijah Thomas Gallery at DCHA until September 7, 2024. Monday - Friday from 11am - 4pm.
Admission to the exhibit, as always, is free!

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

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