Free history workshops on tap

Delhi — The Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA) is hosting a number of free workshops designed to explore our national and local history. The next workshop, devoted to the topic of “Revolutionary Spirit,” is scheduled for Tuesday, July 16 at 11 a.m. “Picturing America” is a program developed by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) that tells the history of America through its art and photography.  It is a program ideal for history buffs and people who wish to learn more about America. Additionally, the local workshops will offer participants the opportunity to link our national story to New York and Delaware County history.

Fleischmanns resident Bill Birns, PhD, a noted regional historian, author and former teacher, is leading each workshop in the program. Each workshop is free and is open to the entire community. They will be held in the large exhibit hall at DCHA in Delhi, a completely accessible facility. The workshop dates are all on the third Tuesday of the month continuing through September. Each workshop begins at 11 a.m. and continues to 12:15 p.m.

“Picturing America” is composed of 40, carefully selected works of art spanning several centuries — all by American painters, sculptors, photographers, and architects. The NEH has distributed large, high quality reproductions of these images, along with a teacher’s resource book, lesson plans, and materials, to schools, libraries and other organizations nationwide. 
For more information, please call DCHA at 607 746-3849, email DCHA is located on state Route 10, two and-one-half miles north of Delhi.