A new exhibit at the Delaware County Historical Association highlighting the museum’s archives will open on February 14 at 4pm with a wine and cheese reception. Items from DCHA’s archives on display will include materials pertaining to the War of 1812 and the Civil War; milk strikes; nineteenth-century land records; maps; genealogical information; women’s suffrage; personal diaries; and numerous posters, photos and ephemera.
Come learn the 7-step method of hand caning a seat. A wooden frame will be provided for practice. Students will complete the frame using rattan/cane.
On Saturday March 8, 2014 the Delaware County Historical Association will offer an afternoon workshop on the basics of felting. This class will give a brief history and demystify the felting process. The ancient process begins with raw fleece, a little soap and water and a lot of agitation. Participants may create a scarf, table runner or small hat.
Sunday November 7th at 2pm in Delhi, DCHA will host their annual meeting. A brief business meeting followed by a film of John Burroughs the creator of the nature essay, who was born and raised in nearby Roxbury.
The centerpiece of the Delaware County Historical Association museum is the 1797 Gideon Frisbee House. The following is an overview of the house and certain of its inhabitants: Gideon Frisbee (b. 1758 - d. 1828) settled in what was to become Delaware County around the year 1788. Typical of early pioneers to the region, he came to the Delaware River valley from Connecticut (Branford), via New Canaan, (Columbia County) NY. Gideon was the first son of Philip Frisbie, a fifth generation descendant of Congregationalist Puritans who settled in the New World during the early seventeenth century. Gideon, his parents and siblings, moved from Connecticut to New Canaan in the mid-1760’s. Philip Frisbie had been a Captain of Company 3, 17th Regiment of NY State Militia during the Revolutionary War, fought at Saratoga in 1777, was promoted to Major, and after the war served in the NYS Assembly. In 1787 he was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of a militia unit in Columbia County.