Woodchuck Lodge Inc.

Walton Restoration Committee

Walton Historical Society

The Walton Historical Society is open to the public every Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Please visit our extensive collection. We have events through out the year. Genealogy and research is not done during event hours.

You can find out more about them at their website.

Ulster and Delaware Railroad Historical Society

Thanks to our friends at the Ulster & Delaware Railroad Historical Society.  You can see more of their resources on the history of the railroads at their website.

Town of Roxbury, NY

The Town of Roxbury is known for its historic preservation and heritage tourism efforts. In 2004, the hamlet of Roxbury was designated a “Preserve America Community” by the National Park Service, Department of Interior, and Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.  The hamlet's Main Street is on the National Register of Historic Places.  For a wealth of information on Roxbury, please visit their website at

Printed walking tour brochures are available at the Roxbury Town Hall, Roxbury Library, Roxbury Motel, and the Roxbury Arts Group. For a guided walking tour of the hamlet please contact Peg Ellsworth or 607 326 3722 to make arrangements for your group.

Terry Hannum

Sidney Historical Association

The Sidney Historical Association maintains a museum at the Sidney Civic Center with archives, artifacts, and genealogical research available.

You can find out more about them at their website.

Ryan Trapani

Ryan Trapani is an Education Forester with the Catskill Forest Association and a contributing writer to Kaatskill Life - a quarterly magazine.  Also an avid road cyclist, Ryan keeps a blog about biking in the Catskills. 

POH Staff

The Power Of History staff contribute regularly to the writings on this website, covering current historical events and writing the new history of Delaware County.

Paul Trotta

Paul Trotta, a vocational blacksmith, retired in 2008 as Regional Forester, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Region 4. 

Oulehoudt Valley Historical Society (Franklin)

Liz Callahan

Liz Callahan is the former director of the Delaware County Historical Association when she wrote the pieces included in this website.  She is the current director of the Hanford Mills Museum.

John Rowan

Articles posted here written by John Rowen are copyright protected and used with permission.  For more on Mr. Rowan please visit his blog:

Joan Odess

Joan Odess is the former director of the Delaware County Historical Association when she wrote the pieces included in this website.

I LOVE New York

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Hobart Historical Society

The Hobart Historical Society, housed in a former Masonic building in Hobart, New York , is renovating their space into a working museum where village of Hobart and the surrounding community’s historical artifacts and writings can be preserved for future generations to come.

You can find out more about them at their website

Hobart Book Village

Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM)

Hanford Mills Museum

Greater Middletown Historical Society

Dorothy Kubik


Deposit Historical Society

The Deposit Historical Society is located in the village of Deposit, NY, just off route 17 in the Catskill Mountains. Our Museum is open to the public from 2 -- 4 PM on Thursdays and Sundays from Memorial Day weekend until mid-October. Admission is free. Museum staff are available year round on Tuesdays from 9:30 AM until Noon.

You can find out more about them at their website.

Delaware County Historical Association

The DCHA has generous allowed us to use their archives to help make this website a powerful experience. You can visit the grounds yourself in Delhi just east of the village at 46495 State Hwy 10.  Visit them online at for summer and winter hours and special events year round.

Delaware and Ulster Railroad

Colchester Historical Society

Founded in 1982, the historical society's collection is housed in the Colchester Town Hall in Downsville.

For more information about them visit their website.

Chris Altman, “From The Ground Up”

Chris Altmann launched "From The Ground Up," a digital history magazine in January of 2015. Each issue covers Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, Herkimer and Montgomery counties. Articles include "Our Towns," "Roadside Attractions," "Home Sweet Home," and others. To receive your FREE subscription, email Chris at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Bovina Historical Society

The Bovina Historical Society maintains the Carriage House Museum on main street in Bovina Center - open to the public for only select events.  Bovina's town historian Ray LaFever hosts this blog to keep folks up to date on his research. 

Andes Society for History and Culture

The Andes Society for History and Culture was offically chartered in 2000.  It is housed in the historic Hunting Tavern building, the oldest structure in the village from the pre Anti - Rent War era.   building while being sensitive to its original uses yet meeting the needs of a busy and growing organization.  The ASHC's 30 year history in the community speaks of the literally hundreds of events, programs, concerts, lectures, demonstrations, scholarships, plays, dinners, tours, Community Day and other activities to which the organization has either sponsored, funded or contributed. All operations are organized and carried out by volunteers.

You can find out more about them at their website.

Alan R. Rowe, Research and Preservation Coordinator Hanford Mills Museum