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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors over the age of two and staff members will wear masks while inside buildings on museum grounds. Social distancing is also required indoors at all times.

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. Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns. Due to the uncertain nature of the current situation, we would also recommend that you contact us before visiting to make sure we are open.
Call 607-746-3849 or e-mail
Thank you for your continued support and patience during this challenging time.

Delaware County Historical Association
2022 Calendar
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Saturday, April 9 ~ Basket Workshop ~ 12pm to 5pm
Participants will learn how to weave a traditional Hearth Basket. This basket got its name from its use. It was intended to carry wood and kindling and sat near the hearth. It makes an ideal carrier for magazines, flowers or vegetables from the garden. This is an all-round useful basket with a long history. No experience necessary. All materials and tools are included. Please bring a small towel to soak up excess water. This class is taught by master basket weaver Martha Bremer. She has been weaving and teaching baskets for more than 30 years. Registration required by April 2nd. Cost $65.00 per person, which includes a $35 materials fee. Call 607-746-3849 or e-mail to register.


Saturday, May 7 ~ Volunteer Work Day ~ 10am - 3pm
Join us in readying the site for our summer season. Chores will include sprucing up the grounds and cleaning the Frisbee House, the church and other buildings. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves and gardening tools. Call 607-746-3849 or e-mail for more information.

Saturday, May 28 ~ Presentation: Enslaved: People as Property in Delaware County, 1790 - 1830 ~ 11am
Powerpoint presentation on the little known history of slavery in Delaware County. Join local historian and writer, Diane Galusha for this intriguing talk. Free admission.

Saturday, May 28 ~ DCHA Summer Season Opening
Explore the rich history of rural America at the Delaware County Historical Association. Visit the 1797 federal-style Frisbee House 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, gun shop and tollgate house. Open for self-guided tours. Mask required.
Historic Buildings and Exhibit Galleries hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 4pm.
H. Fletcher Davidson Library and Archives hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, 10am - 3pm. By appointment only.


Saturday & Sunday, June 11 & 12 ~ Dairy Fest
Visit DCHA at the Dairy Fest. For more information on the Dairy Fest visit their website at:

Saturday & Sunday, June 25 & 26 ~ Delhi Civil War Event "Clash in the Catkills"
Please join us in celebrating the return of the 144th New York State Volunteers as they form together to reenact the battles of: Spotsylvania, Chancellorsville, and The Retreat of Gettysburg leading into a demo about Spangler Farm. Living History Exhibit, kids' drill, artillery demo. Admission: Adults - $10; Military (retired or active), DCHA members - $5; Children 12 and under FREE.
For more information visit the Delhi Civil War Event Website or Facebook page.

Event Schedule:

Saturday, June 25
9:00am - Military Camps and Museum Open to Public
10:00am - Battlefield Narrative (Retreat of Gettysburg)
10:30am - Battle: Retreat of Gettysburg
11:00pm - Surgeon Demo: Spangler Farm
12:00pm - Kids' Drill
12:30pm - Talk: Bright Lights on the Battlefield
1:00pm - Talk: The Spangler Farm Hospital at Gettysburg
2:00pm - Battlefield Narrative (Chancellorsville)
2:30pm - Battle of Chancellorsville
4:00pm - Camps and Museum Closed to Public
Sunday, June 26
9:00am - Military Camps and Museum Open to Public
10:00am - Cannon discussion
10:30am - Artillery Demo
11:30am - Signal Corp
12:00pm - Kids' Drill
12:30pm - Cavalry Demo (weather permitting)
1:30pm - Battlefield Narrative (Spotsylvania)
2:00pm - Battle of Spotsylvania
3:00pm - Camps and Museum Closed to Public

This event is sponsored by the following businesses:

Catskill Landscaping Corp, DeLancey

Allison Oil, Inc., Andes
Curtis Lumber Co., Inc., Delhi
D & D of Walton, Inc. - NAPA Auto Parts
Fran's Fuel Service, Downsville
Franklin Stage Company

Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties, Margaretville
Delaware Bulldozing Corp., Bloomville
Erickson's Automotive, Inc., Arkville
Grateful Ink Tattooing, Stamford
Harry W. Hawley, Inc., Delhi
The Robert O. Mable Agency, Inc., Delhi
Titan Drilling Corp., Arkville

Harvey's Backhoe, LLC, Andes
Railroad Avenue Supply Co., Inc., Stamford
Trashman Books, Walton


Saturday, July 23 ~ Enchanted Evening at the Gideon Frisbee House ~ 6pm - 9pm
An evening of spirited socializing beneath the stars. Featuring an extensive dish to pass buffet from 6 - 7:30pm and a dessert buffet from 7:30 - 9pm. Live music. Current Members Free. RSVP requested by July 21. (We request non-members become members of DCHA in lieu of admission.) Call 607-746-3849 or e-mail to make reservations.


August 27 ~ Presentation: Italian Immigrants in Upstate New York, 1875 - 1925 ~ 2pm
Powerpoint presentation on the history of Italians here in Uptsate NY. Join local historian and writer, Karen Cuccinello for this intriguing talk. Free admission.


Saturday & Sunday, September 10 & 11 - 17 & 18 ~ Quilts Along the Delaware ~ 10am - 4pm
Quilts from the "Delaware County Town and Country Quilters." Quilts will be on display a full week Sept 10 - Sept 18. On-going events: Raffle Quilt, Door Prizes, Boutique, Vendor(s) and Raffle Quilt Drawing Sunday September 18th at 3pm. Admission: $5.

Saturday, September 24 ~ Presentation & Book Signing - Murder in the Mirror ~ 2pm
Come for a book signing and brief talk on Murder in the Mirror: Tales of Madness and Misery from the Bloomville Mirror. Written & Compiled by Samantha Misa. Free admission. Refreshments served. Books available for purchase $10.00.


Saturday, October 8 ~ Museum Site Closes for Season
Last day to tour the historic 1797 Gideon Frisbee House and other buildings. The exhibit galleries, gift/bookshop and library remain open year round.
Winter hours:
Galleries and gift/bookshop hours: Monday - Friday 10am - 3pm.
H. Fletcher Davidson Library and Archives hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, 10am - 3pm. By appointment only.

Saturday, October 15 ~ Genealogy in Delaware County: Scanning Your Family Treasures ~ 10am
DCHA Archivist Ray LaFever will conduct a genealogy workshop about saving and sharing family history through digital imaging. Digital imaging has made it possible to share family photos, letters and other documents with everyone in your family. LaFever will talk about the kinds of items to scan and the challenges related to scanning various media, including slides, negatives, and tintypes, as well as small diaries and letters in faint pencil. The presentation will discuss the standards for imaging. If done right, you should only have to scan an item once. Cost: $10 per person. Registration required by October 12. Call 607-746-3849 or e-mail to register.



***Holiday Shopping at DCHA.***
Open Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm. DCHA's shop features its usual extensive offering of books on local history and, numerous locally produced craft items, including blown glass ornaments, and knitted items.

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For more information on the above events please contact the Delaware County Historical Association at (607) 746-3849 or e-mail us at
DCHA is located on Rt. 10, 3 miles northeast of Delhi, NY.

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