Tour of Historic Homes in Stamford

Join the Delaware County Historical Association and the Stamford Historical Society on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 10am – 3pm for the second annual tour of historic homes and buildings. Come take a tour of ten historic homes and buildings in the beautiful village of Stamford – “The Queen of the Catskills.” 

Churchill Hall, Stamford NY

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Masonville Celebrates 200th Anniversary

The Masonville Bicentennial Celebration is being held Saturday July 16th.  Celebrating your 200th birthday is a big deal and the town will kick it off with a parade at 11am, followed by an old-fashioned community picnic at 1pm complete with live music.

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Remembering the Civil War Exhibit

Delaware County in the Civil War, an exhibit featuring select items relating to the Civil War from the collections of the Delaware County Historical Association (and some generously loaned) is now on view. The exhibit will remain open to the public until November 18, 2011. 

Colonel James Lewis

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Delaware County Historical Association Annual Meeting 2010

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.

John Burroughs

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Roxbury’s Doctor Doolittle

“Mr. Ed,” the 1960’s television comedy featuring a talking horse, actually originated in the Catskills. The series was inspired by the 25 Mr. Ed stories authored by Walter Brooks, who wrote most of them while living in Roxbury, Delaware County, from 1938 to 1958. In addition to over 100 other short stories, he also wrote 26 children’s books starring Freddy the Pig. Freddy and a supporting cast of wild and domestic animals could talk, leading some to call the series the American Winnie-the-Pooh.

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