Desserts and Diaries at DCHA

Chase away the winter blahs! Visit the Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA) on Saturday afternoon, January 30th for an afternoon of sundry delectable delights. At 2 pm members of the museum staff will begin reading from a variety of historic diaries and narratives – all drawn from the museum’s collections. While guests relax and listen to the readings, enjoy an array of sumptuous desserts. Tea and coffee will also be served.

Excerpts that will be presented include those from the diary of Civil War soldier and Walton native Edward Hoyt; a diary kept by Fleischmanns native Matthew Griffin who recorded the actions of the Anti-Rent War as it was unfolding; the secret code hidden within the diary of Bovina native Walter Coulter in 1868 (revealing some startling formation). Other diaries take us on a trip through the lives of one-time citizens of Franklin, Deposit, Delhi, and other Delaware County towns. In addition to diaries, a couple of nineteenth-century travel journals will transport guests through upstate New York and far, far beyond. One travel log of note is that kept by Laura Sherwood as she traveled through New York state in 1823.

WARNING: This event is not recommended for those embarking on a New Year’s weight loss regimen! However, it is recommended for those looking to spend an afternoon having fun while learning more about our ancestors who once lived in Delaware County. To enjoy this delectable and – dare we say it, decadent – afternoon, please reserve your space by January 29. Cost: $10.00 per person.

Call DCHA at 607-746-3849 or e-mail to reserve or for more information.