Discover and explore Delaware County through its agricultural and industrial history

Bluestone, lumber, farming, locomotives - the history of Delaware County is the history of power. Explore the stories told here through essays, video and photographs and discover historical places on the map.

Great Weekend at the Delaware County Historical Association with the 144th!!

It was an awesome weekend with the 144th Regiment at the Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA)!! Civil War enthusiasts from as far away as North Carolina and Oklahoma gathered to remember the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Honey Hill and Devaux’s Neck. Thanks to all the re-enactors and the staff and volunteers of DCHA for a very entertaining, educational experience! 


Discover the History of Roxbury at Woodchuck Lodge on August 2

The next Wild Saturday program at John Burroughs’ Woodchuck Lodge will be a bit tamer than most, and will focus on the history of Roxbury where the famed naturalist was born and raised. 


Enchanted Evening at the Gideon Frisbee House

The Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA) will host its annual “Enchanted Evening at the Historic Gideon Frisbee House” on Saturday, July 19th from 6 to 9pm. 


Learn About Eagles on July 5 at Woodchuck Lodge

 “Bald and Golden Eagles in the Catskills” will be the topic on July 5 when biologist and wildlife rehabilitator Peg DiBenedetto discusses the come-back and natural history of these raptors at the next Wild Saturday program at John Burroughs’ Woodchuck Lodge


Cemetery Tour Reservation Deadline is June 18!

The longest day of the year will bring the most anticipated event of the season when the Third Annual Living History Cemetery Tour comes to the Sanford Cemetery, County Route 6 (New Kingston Rd.), Dunraven.
Reservations for the June 21 event (rain date June 22) are required by June 18. Call 845-586-4736 to reserve one of seven tour times between 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $12.
Sponsored by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown, the event features costumed players who will portray nine individuals from Middletown’s past. Guides will lead visitors through this picturesque burial ground to meet each character during the course of the one-hour tour.
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