Delhi Historical Society Programs

The Library will be hosting Delhi Historical Society Programs again this year on some Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm.

Tuesday, June 9th, 6:30 pm

Speaker: Scott Wells, NYSDEC Aquatic Biologist

Mr. Wells will be discussing his research and adventures chasing the invasive fishes in various regions.

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Saturday, June 20, 12-3pm, “History Inspired Kitchen Gardening”

Speaker: Carla Crim, Cornell Cooperative Extension

In the early 1880’s, Delaware County residents grew their own food for storage through rough winters, and herbs for seasoning and to cure ailments. Gardens were small, but productive. Ms. Crim will highlight varieties grown as well as tools used and how these old ways have endured and the resurgence in modern home gardening.

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Tuesday, July 14th, 6:30 pm, “Metal Detector Discoveries”

Speaker: Jason Schwartz

Walton’s Jason Schwartz will show a power point presentation about metal detecting: how he got started, funny stories from the field, and what he’s encountered through detecting. He’ll have a few small artifacts we can examine and enjoy.

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Saturday, July 18th, 12-3pm, “Masonic Regalia”

The Masons of Delaware River Lodge #439 will exhibit their Charter, aprons, other pieces of Masonic regalia, and information about the Delhi lodge.

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Tuesday, July 21st, 6:30 pm, “Composting”

Speaker: Maria Schermerhorn

Ms. Schermerhorn will have a power point presentation and will discuss composting in Delaware County–it’s advantages and challenges.

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Saturday, August 15th, 12-3pm, “Masonic Regalia”

The Masons of Delaware River Lodge #439 will continue their exhibit. If you missed the exhibit in July, you can see it today!

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Tuesday, August 18th, 6:30 pm, “The Clark Creamery”

Speaker: Kyle Clark

Kyle Clark is a 5th generation farmer on the Clark Farm located on Elk Creek Road. He has made some additions to the farm since returning home from college–a new barn and creamery which opened in March. Kyle will share family history of the farm and how it has changed over the years.

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Tuesday, September 8th, 6:30 pm, “Early Settlers of the Catskills”

Speaker: Ed Kruser

Ed Kruser, former history teacher at Delaware Academy, will discuss the early settlers of the Catskills and the various types of tools that they used, along with tales of their encounters with and survival against wild animals of the area.

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Saturday, September 19th, 12-3pm

The Cannon House will be open during the 35th Annual Delhi Harvest Festival. Selections from the permanent collection will be on display. Drop in for a visit!

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Saturday, September 26th, 12-3pm, “The History of Delhi’s Churches”

This historical exhibit will feature a few of the oldest houses of worship in Delhi, and representatives of those will be on hand to share their history and to exhibit some of their church’s artifacts.

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Tuesday, October 13th, 6:30 pm, “Native Wildlife of the Catskills”

Speaker: Jason Choquette

Jason Choquette, a local DEC officer, will share information about the wildlife native to Delaware County, including examples of their pelts. He’ll also share some interesting stories.

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Saturday, October 17th, 12-3pm, “Early Settlers of the Catskills”

Jason Schwartz will exhibit items that he has found metal detecting. He will be displaying some artifacts that are from the 1770’s like musket parts, jewelry, gun caps and tokens. He’ll demonstrate use of the metal detector and will take people outside so that they can try it for themselves.

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Tuesday, November 3rd, 6:30 pm, “Hemp”

Speaker: Rose Lamport

Rose Lamport, of Lamport Hemp Farm, will be discussing the history of hemp farming. She’ll talk about the planting process, harvesting, health benefits and other related information.

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Tuesday, December 8, 6:30pm, “A Christmas Memory”

Speaker: Steven Gendle

Mr. Gendle will read the ever popular “A Christmas Memory,” by Truman Capote. Light, festive refreshment.

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