DCHA planning annual meeting Nov. 1 in Delhi

Delhi — The annual meeting of the Delaware County Historical Association will be held on Sunday, Nov. 1. A luncheon buffet catered by the Cross Roads Cafe sets the scene for the gathering of members and guests in the Norris Gallery at DCHA.
The highlight of each year’s annual meeting is the presentation of the Awards of Merit for individuals and groups who have helped to preserve and/or present the history and culture of Delaware County. The following individuals/groups will be recognized for their achievements: Andrea Paternoster for her work on the Walton Theater restoration and preservation; Delaware County Town and Country Quilters Guild for the promotion of local folk arts; Helen Bramley for her years of volunteering in the library at DCH and Dr. William Birns for his weekly column on local history in the Catskill Mountain News.
A short business meeting will follow the Awards of Merit presentations.
A further attraction of this year’s meeting is the visit to DCHA of well-known local historian Diane Galusha. Diane is the author of five books about the region, including Liquid Assets, The Story of New York City’s Water System and most recently The Civilian Conservation Corps in the Catskills. Diane’s presentation, beginning at approximately 2:30 p.m., will discuss the history of the ten CCC camps in the Catskills and will include photos of area camps, projects and enrollees, as well as Depression-era images.
Members of the general public are invited to attend the meeting/presentations for no charge if they do not wish to have lunch. The cost of the luncheon is $25 per person. Reservations requested by October 30. Call 607 746-3849 for more information.