Upcoming Programs at the Cannon Free Library

The Delhi Historical Society hosts various programs and exhibits throughout the year. Many of their programs are held at the Cannon Free Library; some are held at the Cannon House on Main Street directly behind the library. Some interesting presentations are being scheduled for the 2024-2025 season–most on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:00, and everyone is always welcome to attend.

On Saturday, May 4, SUNY Delhi’s HUMN 242 Historical Architecture Walking Tour will start at 11am at the Courthouse Square.

The Delhi Historical Society Annual Meeting will take place at the library on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, starting at 6:00. After the brief business meeting, presenter Edward Furgol will take the stage and discuss his book and research on Scottish Royalism 1638-1651 and a Tour of Scotland.

On Tuesday, June 11, local farmer/entrepreneur Kyle Clark will discuss the History of Clark Farms and development of the Clark’s Milk business. 6pm

Check out displays showing the rich History of Dairy Farms and Agriculture in the Delhi area. 10am-noon on Saturday, June 15 at the Cannon House.

Representative Paul Roach from the Clark Companies will be in the library on the evening of Tuesday, July 9 to share the history of the company.

Bring the family to an Ice Cream Social at the Cannon House on Saturday, July 20, from noon until 3pm. Eat ice cream while you test your knowledge of local history and enjoy the collection of local historical maps.

On Saturday, August 3, come to the Vintage Baseball Game with the Delhi Polecats at Crawford Field on Launt Hollow in Hamden. Begins at 11am.

Enslaved people in Delhi? Historian Diane Galusha will examine what the Institution of Slavery looked like in Delaware County as farms, towns and industry developed following the Revolutionary War. Tuesday, August 13. This program will begin at 5:30.

On Tuesday, September 10, Historian Gabrielle Pierce will give a presentation on the Schoolhouses that existed within the Town of Delhi prior to the centralization of school districts.

On Saturday, September 21, view yearbooks and other academic memorobilia from SUNY Delhi at the Cannon House. Noon-3pm.

The final program in this year’s historical presentation series will take place on Tuesday, October 8. Multiple generations of the Frisbee Family will discuss the long history of the family in Delhi, and the current farm and future of the family enterprises.

To learn more about the Delhi Historical Society and its programs, please visit their website: