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.

History Served with Soup on April 27

If you like your soup and salad served with a side of history, you’ll want to visit Spillian, the former mansion of the Fleischmann family, on Sunday, April 27 when some of the proceeds from the weekly, all-you-can eat Soup Sunday event will go to the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM)


Michael T. Keene: Mad House:  The Hidden History of Insane Asylums in 19th Century New York

Discover the details of 19th-Century insane asylums at the Wm. H. Adams' Antiquarian Book Shop, Main Street, Hobart at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13. 


John Burroughs; A Free Multi-media Presentation on April 12

The Spring 2014 Roxbury Burroughs Lecture, sponsored by John Burroughs’ Woodchuck Lodge, will be held Sat., April 12 at 2 p.m. at the Historic Masonic Hall on Bridge Street (2335 Co. Highway 41) in Roxbury, Delaware County, NY. 


Historical Society of Middletown Hosts Geology Talk

The first of two spring programs on the theme “Reading the Land” will be held Saturday, March 29 at 1 p.m., when Bob and Johanna Titus will present an illustrated talk, “Middletown: An Ice Age Origin” at the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM), 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville. 


In His Own Words: Talking Maple Syrup with George LaFever

The following are excerpts of a conversation with George LaFever about making maple syrup in Bovina with his father, Benson LaFever. George LaFever is the father of Duane LaFever who now co-operates Maple Wood Farm