DCHA and Humane Society to co-host opening events

Delhi — Memorial Day Weekend marks the opening of the historic buildings of the Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA), including the 1797 Gideon Frisbee House – “The Birthplace of Delaware County.”
Located just north of the village of Delhi alongside the picturesque Delaware River, the museum features several buildings of interest, in addition to the Federal-style Frisbee House: a one-room schoolhouse, gunsmith shop, blacksmith shop, tollgate and more.
On Saturday, May 23 at 1 p.m., in conjunction with the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society, DCHA plans an opening reception for the Lilac Lane Pet Memorial Park. A short presentation will be given featuring new Humane Society President Marion Ott. Visitors will also be able to stroll through the park that now includes over 100 lilac bushes. Pets are welcome! Refreshments will be served.
Afterwards please join the Humane Society at 2:30 p.m. for the unveiling of the second walkway of the beautiful new “Heart Walk” path. This event will take place on the grounds of the animal shelter in front of the gazebo.
The pet memorial park offers pet owners a “lilac opportunity” to commemorate their beloved pets with a lovely lilac bush. Permanent markers with each bush or tree designate the pet and owners’ names. Pet owners may also buy a bush for a living animal and appropriate dates will be added to the marker in the future. The cost is $150. The project serves as an ongoing fund-raiser, benefiting both DCHA and the Humane Society.
DCHA’s historic buildings will remain open until October 11. Admission is $4 for adults and $1.50 for children, members free. Stop by for a picnic and a walk along the beautiful nature trail.
After October 7 the research library and archives, the extensive gift/book shop, and two exhibit spaces remain open year-round.
For more information call DCHA at 6-7 746-3849, e-mail dcha@delhi.net , or on the web at: www.dcha-ny.org.