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Delaware County Historical Association
2024 Calendar
January* Febuary* March* April* May* June* July* August* September* October* November* December

January

Saturday, January 27 ~ Desserts and Diaries ~ 2pm (Snow date - Feb. 3)
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 24. Cost: $10.00 per person. Call 607-746-3849 or e-mail dchadelhi@gmail.com to reserve a seat.


February

Sunday, February 25 ~ Basket Workshop ~ 12pm to 5pm (Snow date - March 3)
Learn how to weave a Josephine (Celtic) Knot Basket, a ribbed basket with a Josephine knot at the handle and spokes all in one. Participants will weave with both natural and dyed rattan using both round and flat reed. 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 February 20th. Cost $75.00 per person, which includes a $40 materials fee. Call 607-746-3849 or e-mail dchadelhi@gmail.com to register.




March

Saturday, March 9 ~ "Finding Your Delaware County Roots" ~ 1pm
Come learn about genealogical resources here at DCHA and elsewhere from DCHA archivist Ray LaFever. Ray will discuss recommended approaches to researching your ancestors using DCHA's resources, other resources in Delaware County and resources beyond the county, including in print and on-line. Registration required by March 7. Cost: $10 per person. Call 607-746-3849 or e-mail dchadelhi@gmail.com to register.

Saturday, March 30 ~ Candle Dipping Workshop ~ 2pm to 3pm
Adults and children over 12 are invited to attend this workshop at DCHA. Participants will learn the historical art of making candles. Please wear older clothes, or bring an apron! You will be working with hot wax. Registration required by March 23. Cost: $10 per person. Call 607-746-3849 or e-mail dchadelhi@gmail.com to register.


April

Saturday, April 13 ~ Presentation - History of Local Education ~ 2pm
Join us as we host Casey Jakubowski, PhD, former Delaware County resident and classroom teacher. His presentation will explore the history of the state's policy towards one room, and later small centralized schools, with a Delaware County focus. Dr. Jakubowski has authored 7 books, with multiple references and examples from NY's Leatherstocking region. Free Admission.


May

Saturday, May 4 ~ 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 dchadelhi@gmail.com for more information.

Saturday, May 11 ~ Making History in Delaware County: History Conference ~ 1pm - 3pm
Members of local historical societies, local historians, and members of the general public are invited to attend. NYS Historian, Devin Lander, will present the plans being made to commemorate the 250th Anniversary of our nation's founding. He will also talk about the NYS Commission and how this can aid local communities in marking the auspicious event/s in Delaware County. The conference will end with a general roundtable discussion on issues common to most of us involved in local history organizations. Registration requested by May 8. Call 607-746-3849 or e-mail dchadelhi@gmail.comto register. Free Admission.

Saturday, May 18 ~ Guided Pepacton Cemetery Tour ~ 1pm (Rain date - June 1)
Located along the Tremperskill Road in the Town of Andes, the Pepacton Cemetery contains the remains of those who were reinterred due to the Pepacton and Cannonsville Reservoir construction projects. Led by grave historian, Marianne Greenfield, there is no charge to attend this event. Please wear sensible footwear and bring a water bottle. Registration requested by May 16. Call 607-746-3849 or e-mail dchadelhi@gmail.com to register. Free Admission.

Saturday, May 25 ~ 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. 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.


June

Saturday & Sunday, June 8 & 9 ~ Dairy Fest
Visit DCHA at the Dairy Fest. For more information on the Dairy Fest visit their website at: https://www.meredithdairyfest.com/

Saturday & Sunday, June 22 & 23 ~ Delhi Civil War Event "Clash in the Catskills"
Please join us in celebrating the return of the 144th New York State Volunteers as they form together to reenact the battles of: Barlow's Knoll, Sailor's Creek, and Cedar Creek. Living History Exhibit, kids' drill, artillery demo. Admission: Adults - $10; Military (retired or active), DCHA members - $5; Children 12 and under FREE.
Details of this event will be posted when they becomes available. For more information visit the Delhi Civil War Event Website or Facebook page.

This event is sponsored by the following businesses:

Colonel
Franklin Stage Company

Major
Allison Oil, Inc., Andes
Catskill Landscaping Corp, DeLancey
Curtis Lumber, Delhi
D & D of Walton, Inc. - NAPA Auto Parts
Erickson's Automotive, Inc., Arkville
Grateful Ink Tattoo, Stamford
Riverdale Farm & Forest, Delhi
The Robert O. Mable Agency, Inc., Delhi
Waste Recovery Enterprises, Sidney

Corporal
Delaware Bulldozing Corp., Bloomville
Delhi Liquor Store


Soldier
Railroad Avenue Supply Company, Inc., Stamford



July

Saturday, July 27 ~ 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 25. (We request non-members become members of DCHA in lieu of admission.) Call 607-746-3849 or e-mail dchadelhi@gmail.com to make reservations.


August




September

Saturday & Sunday, September 21 & 22 - 28 & 29 ~ Quilts Along the Delaware ~ 10am - 4pm
Quilts from the "Delaware County Town and Country Quilters" will be on display a full week Sept. 21 - Sept. 29. More information to be added as it becomes available. Admission: $5.00


October

Saturday, October 12 ~ 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 - 4pm.
H. Fletcher Davidson Library and Archives hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, 10am - 3pm. By appointment only.


November

Sunday, November 3 ~ Annual Meeting at DCHA ~ 1pm
Annual Meeting, Pot Luck Lunch and Award of Merit presentation. To attend the Pot Luck Lunch, please bring a dish to pass. The general public is also invited to join us at 2:45pm for a presentation TBA. Open to the general public. Free admission.


December


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


Monday, December 2 - Friday, December 6 ~ Holiday for the Heart Tree Preview ~ 11am - 4pm
The Heart of the Catskills Humane Society will hold a Fundraising Christmas Tree Decorating event at DCHA - "Holiday for the Heart." Come see all the decorated trees and take a chance to win one. Admission is $5 a person, which includes a raffle ticket. For more information, and if you would like to decorate a tree, please contact the Humane Society at (607) 746-3080 or e-mail info@heartofthecatskills.org

Saturday, December 7 ~ Holiday for the Heart ~ 11am - 3pm
Come see all the decorated trees and take a chance to win one. You can also relax and listen to some live entertainment. Admission is $5 a person, which includes a raffle ticket. Visit the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society website at: http://www.heartofthecatskills.org


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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 dchadelhi@gmail.com
DCHA is located on Rt. 10, 3 miles northeast of Delhi, NY.



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