Humans of the Catskills: Linda Norris

Journey to the Catskills: I came to the Catskills – more accurately, Delaware County, decades ago, as the first-time director of the Delaware County Historical Association. I still remember that time – almost 13 years as director! – as a time of intense learning, including some lessons about communities and museums I still use today. I’m the rare person who came here for a job, and I … Continue reading Humans of the Catskills: Linda Norris

Nature Writing Workshop

Writers in the Mountains (WIM) announces a six-week nature-writing workshop, Seeing Nature in Words with Leslie T. Sharpe, at the Delaware County Historical Association, 46549 State Hwy 10, Delhi, NY, Saturdays, 11 am to 1 pm, from May 9 to June 13, 2015 (skipping Memorial Day weekend). Whether one is writing to change the world or simply for the pleasure of recording one’s observations in … Continue reading Nature Writing Workshop

Weekend in the Catskills – 4/24/2015

Otesaga Hotel The Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown, Otsego County, is hosting a classical music performance this Sunday, April 26 at 4 p.m. Three Faces of Romanticism, part of the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival series, features Linda Chesis, flute, Nicholas Canneliakis, cello, and Roman Rabinovich, piano. The trio will perform works by Beethoven, Reinecke, and Rachmaninoff. For tickets, and more information visit Fischer Center Fisher Center … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 4/24/2015

Weekend in the Catskills – 3/6/15

For visual art lovers in the Catskills, this is going to be a full weekend – opening receptions at the Roxbury Arts Center, the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, and Mural Art Gallery in Hobart. Also, a basket weaving workshop at the Delaware County Historical Association in Delhi is among many choices this Saturday. Roxbury Arts Center Roxbury Arts Center is … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 3/6/15

Featured Destination: Frisbee House

Built in 1797 in the Federal style, Frisbee House is home to the Delaware County HistoricalAssociation (DCHA) in Delhi, New York. Gideon Frisbee was a pioneer settler who moved to the area from Connecticut in 1788. Delaware County was founded by the New York State Legislature in 1797. Frisbee became a Judge, and the County Treasurer. Born in 1758, he died on August 11, 1828. … Continue reading Featured Destination: Frisbee House

Weekend in the Catskills – 2/6/15

This weekend in the Catskills: several opening receptions, an Ice Harvest Festival, poetry, and more. Hanford Mills Museum Hanford Mills Museum is hosting its traditional Ice Harvest Festival this Saturday, February 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors ride in horse-drawn sleighs and help with the removal of big blocks of ice from a frozen mill pond. Ice cleats are being lent to those … Continue reading Weekend in the Catskills – 2/6/15