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Minisink Trail Project Announced

BARRYVILLE — On November 13, 2012, the non-profit history education group, The Delaware Company of NY was officially incorporated. Originally formed by a small group of men and women dedicated to promoting and supporting the history and historic landmarks of the Upper Delaware River Valley and beyond, The Delaware Company has been actively doing just […]

Fort Delaware Revival Begins

NARROWSBURG — Due to the efforts of The Delaware Company and many volunteers, Saturday’s revival of activities at Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History was a great success. It attracted over 120 people, and enhanced the colonial vibe of the stockaded settlement. Basking in the sun that was a welcome change from recent rains, even […]

Declaring Independence

Fort Delaware reopens for a day, to mark a momentous day NARROWSBURG, NY — The call went out: come hear the news. The residents clustered around a wagon, on which stood the visitor—a town crier, bringing word from the Continental Congress, who unrolled a long scroll and began to read. This was, of course, July […]

History Hike Takes Attendees Back in Time

About 30 people recently braved the chilly temperatures to learn a little more about Hurleyville and Sullivan County history. County Historian John Conway narrated the hike along the two miles of paved Rail Trail, once part of the O & W Railway, heading east from Hurleyville toward Ferndale, and now open for recreational use. The […]

The Delaware Company Celebrates History

Another piece of history has been conserved in Barryville, this time in the front yard of Matthew and Leslie Smith, whose house overlooks the Delaware River. On Saturday, June 12, Town of Highland Co-Historian Debra Conway and Sullivan County Historian John Conway thanked the Smiths as a new historic marker was dedicated, remembering the former […]

Homage to a Hoggee

The Kate Project was created by historian Debra Conway to pay respect to the D&H Canal by bringing back a forgotten story. The Kate Project will work to educate people on the deep roots of the canal and the importance of its history.