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.

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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From Towns to Reservoirs

Enjoy a slideshow of the towns that once were and the construction of the reservoirs that now sit in their place. 


The Path Through History of the Great Western Catskills

June will bring two event-packed weekends to the Great Western Catskills. To promote the Path Through History, a heritage tourism initiative established to highlight New York’s unparalleled network of museums, historic sites, and other cultural institutions, several Delaware County attractions will host free programs and celebrations. So set aside some time June 7 and 8 and June 14 to enjoy the historic and cultural heritage of the area.