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Town of Delhi, NY - Historical Society

The Town of Delhi has a proud agricultural and educational history. The Historical Society seeks to preserve and share our heritage and culture though an annual series of programs at the Cannon Free Library and exhibits at our home in the Cannon House on Delhi's Main Street. We invite you to learn about our activities and to join us soon and often!

 

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2019 Calendar of Events

Saturday, May 4, 11am                                    Cannon House

Delhi College architectural students who are Professor Lisa Tessier’s students have picked several homes and structures in the village to research.  They will take us on a walking tour and will describe each structure. They will be pointing out architectural highlights and general information about each one.

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Tuesday, May 7, 6:45-8pm                             Cannon Free Library

Our guest speaker will be Chuck (“Big Chuck” from the radio) D’Imperio, from Oneonta. He will be talking about his recent book, “Upstate Uncovered”.   It will be a very interesting and entertaining evening - 100 unique, unusual and overlooked destinations in upstate New York.

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Saturday, May 11, 10am-1pm                       Cannon House     

Today will be the John Bramley Collection Day.  John will be displaying his various collections and they will be very unusual as they have been collected over a long period of years.

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Tuesday, May 28, 6:30-8pm                          Cannon Free Library

Our guests, “4 Ever Young”, will be singing a cappella harmony from the 50’s and 60’s.  There are 4 members who have been singing together for five years and have 105 years of barbershop experience among them.

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Saturday, June 1, 10am-1pm                         Cannon House

The John Bramley Collection Day will be featured again today. John will have some very interesting things to tell us about his collections.  Come and enjoy his collections. 

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Tuesday, June 25, 6:30-8pm                          Cannon Free Library

Our guest will be Tim Duerden, the director of The Delaware County Historical Association and he will be giving a power point presentation of his book,  “Lewis Hine: Photographer and American Progressive”.  Lewis Hine’s photographs of children at work in cotton mills and coalmines sparked the movement to end child labor.

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Saturday, July 13, 10am-1pm                       Cannon House

Delhi Historical Society will have Delaware Academy memorabilia on display in the House in celebration of Delaware Academy’s 200th anniversary.

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Tuesday, July 23, 6:30-8pm                           Cannon Free Library

Ray LaFever, archivist at The Delaware County Historical Association, will give a presentation on Bob Wyer focusing on images of the Town and Village of Delhi.

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 Saturday, July 27, 1pm-4pm                          Cannon House

Delhi Historical Society will have an Open House with music and refreshments to officially celebrate Delaware Academy’s 200th anniversary. Our collection of Delaware Academy will again be on display.

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 Saturday, August 10, 10am-1pm                Cannon House

 Collection of Delaware Academy memorabilia will again be on display at the House in celebration of Delaware Academy’s 200th anniversary.

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Tuesday, August 27, 6:30-8pm                    Cannon Free Library

 Ray LaFever, archivist at The Delaware County Historical Association, will be presenting a new film on Delhi photographer, Bob Wyer.  There will be interviews with people sharing their memories and photos taken over his long career.

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 Tuesday, September 10, 6:30-8pm           Cannon Free Library

 Scott Wells, Aquatic (freshwater) Biologist with the NYSDEC, Stamford, will be discussing his research and adventures chasing the invasive fishes In various regions.

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 Saturday, September 21, 10am-1pm        Cannon House

 This will be the Bill Cash Collection Day.  Bill will display several of his collections that he inherited from his dad, Bill, and several collections of his own.  This should be a very interesting and special exhibit.

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 Tuesday, September 24, 6:30-8pm           Cannon Free Library

Ed Kruser, former history teacher from Delaware Academy, will be sharing his information and knowledge of “Rafting on the Delaware”.  He is a wonderful speaker and it will be a very interesting and informative evening.

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 Saturday, October 19, 10-1                            Cannon House

 This will be part II of the Bill Cash Collection Day.  Come and enjoy his display of several interesting and unique items.

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 Tuesday, October 22, 6:30                             Cannon Free Library

Ryan Trapani, director of forest services for the Catskill Forest Association, will discuss the impact of the hemlock bark tanning industry on Catskill communities and forests. He’ll discuss how he uses hemlock bark in his hobby for converting deerskins into leather.

 

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