2018-02-07 / Events

Delaware Co. Historical Association will host illustrated poorhouse talk

Delhi — Visit the Delaware County Historical Association in Delhi on Saturday, February 10 at 2:00 pm as the museum hosts a presentation by Delaware County Historian Gabrielle Pierce.

The Poorhouse, located on Arbor Hill Road in Delhi, was home to poor, homeless and indigent individuals from all over the county. It also housed the “feeble and insane,” the disabled and the sick. The Poorhouse existed from c. 1828 all the way up to 1965.

Gabrielle’s presentation on the history of the Delaware County Poorhouse will include numerous Power Point slides and intriguing facts – as well as interviews with some of the individuals who lived there. As part of the presentation, she will also bring along several artifacts, including Keepers' Registers, vintage photographs and a gravestone from the Poorhouse cemetery which is about all that remains of the Delhi site. Come and learn of this sad and relatively unknown chapter of Delaware County history. Free and open to the public.

DCHA is located at 46549 State Hwy. 10 in Delhi. For more information call DCHA at 746-3849, e-mail dcha@delhi.net, or on the web at: www.dcha-ny.org .

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