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

Featured Destination: Hobart, The Book Village of the Catskills

When Adams’ Antiquarian Books opened its doors in Hobart in 2002, who would have thought that this tiny Catskills village would become an international destination in such a short span of time? Featured in prestigious publications like The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Guardian in the UK, and just recently mentioned in a USA Today travel article, Hobart has increasingly become a brand … Continue reading Featured Destination: Hobart, The Book Village of the Catskills

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

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

Featured Destination: Hanford Mills Museum

The Hanford family purchased the mill in East Meredith, Delaware County, in the 1860s, and developed the site into a vast rural complex. The mill, in existence since 1846, is one of the very few remaining 19th century original mills, and it’s listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The museum, open from mid-May to mid-October and on special occasions, can be … Continue reading Featured Destination: Hanford Mills Museum

Featured Artist: Tabitha Gilmore-Barnes

Tabitha Gilmore-Barnes is a professional weaver residing in Delaware County, New York. She studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), and the Center for Tapestry Arts in New York City. Tabitha designs both functional and aesthetic products using traditional American patterns. Her work can be seen in museums and gallery exhibits, and at various arts and crafts fairs throughout the region. She has exhibited and … Continue reading Featured Artist: Tabitha Gilmore-Barnes