The Delaware County Historical Association was founded in 1945 to preserve and present the rich history of Delaware County. In the early 1960s, the Association purchased property, originally settled by Gideon Frisbee. Today, DCHA has over 600 members and presents the history and folklife of this county through the site's historic buildings, exhibits, programs and publications.
All Delaware County Historical Association Digital Collections (unsorted)
The Sherwood Collection is mainly comprised of letters to and from Samuel Sherwood (1779-1862), his second wife Laura Bostwick Sherwood (1790-1863), and members of their family. From 1813-1814 Sherwood served one term as a Federalist in the U.S. House of Representatives. Samuel Sherwood practiced law in Delhi New York from 1800 to 1830, when he moved to New York City. In addition to personal letters, the collection includes legal documents, business letters, and part of Laura Sherwood's travel diary kept during a trip through upstate New York in 1823.
Farrington Photograph Collection
These photographs come from the Farrington family of Delhi, New York. Maurice Farrington (1837-1914) was a Delhi, NY business man and photographer. His son Frank (1872-1955) ran Farrington’s Drug Store in Delhi and later became the author of several publications and numerous articles related to business practices. Some of the photographs in the collection may have been taken by Maurice, particularly the glass plate negatives, but the bulk likely were created after Maurice’s death in 1914. The images include a number of street views and houses in Delhi, New York. Also included are a number of images of the Frank Farrington home on Elm Street, with pictures of his family. A series of images of a military camp appear to date from 1919 in Camp Lee, Virginia.
H. Fletcher Davidson Library Archives
DCHA is a private, non-profit organization that collects, preserves and presents the history and traditions of Delaware County and the surrounding region. DCHA serves a variety of audiences through the restoration of historic structures; the collection, care and exhibition of historic objects and archival materials; the documentation of living traditions, folk arts, social history and vernacular architecture; and the production of exhibits, publications and programs.