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Delaware County Historical Association
2023 Calendar
January* Febuary* March* April* May* June* July* August* September* October* November* December


Saturday, January 28 ~ Desserts and Diaries ~ 2pm (Snow date - Feb. 4)
Chase away the winter blahs ~ visit the museum for an afternoon of delectable delights! Come and listen to readings of historic diaries, letters and narratives from DCHA's collections while enjoying a sumptuous buffet of desserts. Reservations required by January 26. Cost: $10.00 per person. Call 607-746-3849 or e-mail to reserve a seat.


Sunday, February 26 ~ Basket Workshop ~ 12pm to 5pm (Snow date - March 5)
Participants will learn how to weave a Footed Storage Basket. It has a 10" square base and with the feet measures about 10" high. Both natural or dyed reed will be used to weave the sides. A basket for both the beginner and experienced weaver. 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 February 22nd. Cost $75.00 per person, which includes a $40 materials fee. Call 607-746-3849 or e-mail to register.


Saturday, March 11 ~ Transcription Workshop - Understanding Historic Documents ~ 2pm. (Snow date - March 18)
Do you have old letters and diaries from your ancestors? Have you ever struggled to read them? Come to DCHA to learn valuable tips and tricks to reading and understanding old-fashioned handwriting. The museum's resident history educator will offer a presentation on transcribing documents. Attendees will then put their skills to the test reading several historic letters from the museum's collections. Attendees are also encouraged to bring any materials they have, whether it be an old family diary, journal or a letter, to work together as a group in deciphering the handwriting. This workshop is free and open to the public. RSVPs are encouraged but not required. Call 607-746-3849 or e-mail to register.


Saturday, April 8 ~ Unusual Railroads of Upstate NY ~ 2pm
Visit DCHA and enjoy a presentation given by local railroad historian John Duda. John will be highlighting the more unusual railroads in our region. Free admission!


Saturday, May 6 ~ Volunteer Work Day ~ 10am - 2pm
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 13 ~ History Conference - Making History in Delaware County ~ 1pm - 4pm
Historical Society Conference specifically designed for the town and village historical societies and museums of Delaware County. Presenters will include Mary Liz and Paul Stewart, co-founders of the Underground Railroad Education Center, and Claire Lovell of South Central Regional Library Council. Claire will explain the SCRLC's NYS Heritage website and how to upload images there. The conference ends with a round-table discussion concerning local history and local historical societies. Registration required by May 6th. Free admission. Call 607-746-3849 or e-mail to register.

Saturday, May 27 ~ 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. New this year: all museum visitors will receive a free copy of our self-guided cemetery tour booklet, "Graves of Interest in the Frisbee Family Cemetery." Also explore our two exhibit galleries and gift shop.
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 10 & 11 ~ Dairy Fest
Visit DCHA at the Dairy Fest. For more information on the Dairy Fest visit their website at:


Saturday & Sunday, July 8 & 9 ~ 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: Devil's Den (Gettysburg), Sailor's Creek, and Cold Harbor. 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.

Saturday, July 29 ~ 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 27. (We request non-members become members of DCHA in lieu of admission.) Call 607-746-3849 or e-mail to make reservations.




Saturday, October 7 ~ 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.


Sunday, November 5 ~ Annual Meeting at DCHA ~ 2pm
Annual Meeting and Award of Merit presentation. Open to the general public. Free admission.


***Holiday Shopping at DCHA.***
Open Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm. DCHA's shop features its usual extensive offering of books on local history.

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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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