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Sunday, March 6, 2016, at 2:00 PM.  The Deposit Historical Society will hold its Annual Meeting at the museum.  Following the meeting, Gary and Patty Holdredge will provide musical entertainment.  Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:30 PM John Winkler will present "Fly Fishing as Community and Art." Everyone is invited, including all fly fishermen in this area.  John is an avid fly fisherman and a part time resident of Deposit.  Refreshments will follow the program.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 7:30 PM John Goodnough will give a slide presentation on "Historical Glimpses of the Erie's Starrucca Viaduct and Related Sites."  Refreshments will follow the program. 

Sunday, May 29, 2016 Memorial Day weekend, the museum opens for the season from 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. Regular museum hours will be from 2:00 - 4:00 PM on Saturdays aand Sundays.  The Genealogy and Research Center, located in the Bundy House, will be open on Tuesdays from 9:30 AM till about noon.  You may call the Bundy House to leave a message or make an appointment.  The phone number is 607-467-4422.

Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM "Olde Time Craft Fair" Enjoy craftsmen's wares, good food, 50 - 50 Raffle and museum items including tiles and publications.  Music will be provided by the West Branch Ramblers.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM Vicky House, Oxford Town and Village Historian, will present "Covered Bridges and their Role in the Civil War." Storyboards will be used in the presentation.  Refreshments will follow the program.

Saturday, July 16, 2016, Our Annual Homemade Brown Bread Sale. Look for our booth on Front Street during Deposit Days from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Also available, will be museum items including tiles and historical publications.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 7:30 PM Local Artist, Aksel Pedersen, will present "Winslow Homer, Civil War Chronicler."  Homer's works will be shown with a slide presentation by Pedersen, an artist, art teacher, and art historian.  Refreshments will follow the program.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 7:30 PM David Wasser will speak on "Binghamton's Architect of Note, Isaac Perry".  Wasser, an educator, an administrator, and portrayer of Binghamton ghosts of the past, is known for portraying both Issaac Perry and Sherman Phelps, the original owner of the Phelps Mansion, during hometown events.  Refreshments will follow the program.

Saturday, August 27, 2016 "Everything Auction" at the Museum. Preview 9:00 AM till 10:00 AM.  Auction starts at 10:00 AM; till all is sold.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 7:30 PM George Cummings, noted Revolutionary War Impersonator, will speak on "How George Washington Started the French and Indian War."

Sunday, October 9, 2016, 2016 Columbus Day Weekend, the museum will be open today from 2:00 - 4:00 PM, close for the season, and open again in the Spring for museum tours.

Sunday, October 9, 2016, Our Annual Harvest Pie Sale will be held at our booth on front Street during Oktoberfest.  Come early for the largest selection of delicious pies.  Also available at our booth, will be tiles and historical publications of local interest.  We will be open from 10:00 AM till 3:00 PM

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 7:30 P.M. John Darrow, noted impersonator of Dr. Willis Sharpe Kilmer and Gen. Edward F. Jones, will return with "The Cardiff Giant Hoax"

Friday, November 18, 2016 Deposit Historical Society "High End Auction" will begin with a tour of the Bundy House at 5:00 PM followed by refreshments in the museum.  The auction will begin at 7:00 PM in the museum an continue till all is sold.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 6:30 PM: Deposit Historical Society Annual Meeting and Covered Dish Supper
Music will follow by Beatrice Summers and Wayne Daddis

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM: Don MacKinnon, a newcomer to Deposit, will present “A Slide Presentation of Paintings and Sculpture”.
MacKinnon, gifted in the arts, is a graduate of and a former professor at The Pratt Institute.

Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.: Annual Folk Art and Craft Fair at the Museum.
Come and enjoy the craftsmen’s wares, good food, a 50/50 raffle, and museum items including publications and tiles. Music will be by the West Branch Ramblers.

Sunday, May 24, 2015: Museum Opens for the 2015 Season
Museum hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Come and enjoy one of Delaware County’s finest museums.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 7:30 PM -- CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS --: Vicky House, Oxford Historian, will present "Covered Bridges and Their Role in the Civil War"
Ms. House will speak on covered bridges and their functions to both the North and the South during the Civil War. She will present the program with both storyboards and slides.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM: Gerald Smith, Binghamton City and Broome County Historian, will present Baby "Broomer" Memories, Growing up in the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s in Broome County.
If you remember Mr. Peanut, Fowler’s at Christmas, and Woolworth’s five and dime, then you were a part of that wonderful generation. Watch for Smith’s columns in the “Binghamton Press”.

Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM: Brown Bread and Baked Bean Sale on Front Street during the Deposit Days Lumberjack Festival

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 7:30 PM: Nils Floden and Ed Greene will speak on "Unearthing History's Mysteries".
Nils Floden and Ed Greene will speak on the thrill of their hunts in treasure seeking in NE Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier.

Friday, September 18, 2015 at 7:30 PM: The Museum will present “Vintage Clothing of Deposit’s Past, a Fashion Show”
The show is the brainchild of our curator, Ellen Jogo, and it will be narrated with anecdotes and history by Kay Hoban. Don’t miss this! It’s a rare peek at fashions of days gone by.

Sunday October 11, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM: Annual Harvest Pie Sale. Look for us on Front Street during Octoberfest

Sunday, October 11, 2015 (Columbus Day Sunday):
The Museum closes for the season at 4:00 PM. The Research Library will still be open on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 AM until about noon. Call ahead of time to be sure, or to make an appointment. Phone (607)467-4422.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 7:30 PM: Chuck D’Imperio presents “A Taste of Upstate New York: The People and Stories Behind 40 Food Favorites”
Chuck, an Oneonta radio broadcaster and an avid on the road historian, speaks enthusiastically of his passion for finding hidden treasures that are easy to miss, but so good to find. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM: Undertaking in the Old Days
Rick Zacharias, Deposit’s funeral director, will present the program.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM: A living history program
John Darrow will present a living history program on General Edward F. Jones, a Civil War general and Binghamton businessman.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM: Hank Loftus , curator of Dorflinger Glass Hank Loftus, curator of the Dorflinger Glas Museum in White Mills, Pennsylvania, will present a brief overview of the companies of Christian Dorflinger, renowned cut glass manufacturer, emphasizing the development of the "Dorflinger" brand. The program will include tips on identifying Dorflinger and other fine cut glass using samples of antique cut glass.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM: The Myth of the Last Cause of the Confederacy
David Clutz, author and historian, presents the story of the unsung heroes of the 137th regiment that turned the tide for the Union side during the Civil War.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM: Early American Frontier History
George Cummings, local history buff, will present "Rifleman in the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign", a living history program exploring the life of a rifleman and his part in the campaign to rid Central New York of Indians, Tories and British troops raiding American settlements. Reinactor, Brad Flint, will portray a Seneca Indian, recounting his side of the story.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 7:30 PM: Brenda Cave-James will present a program on the Underground Railroad and Abolitionism

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM: Grandma’s Attic Appraisal Night
Bring your treasures to the Museum for an interesting program and evening of fun as antiques
expert Richard Axtell shares his extensive knowledge of antiques.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 7:30 PM: Monumental New York
Author “Big Chuck” D’Imperio returns with another great program based on his latest book on New York State’s history. Don’t miss this terrific storyteller! Refreshments will be served following the presentation.

Sunday, October 13, 2013 (Columbus Day Sunday)
The Museum closes for the season on this date at 4:00 PM. Research Library continues to be open on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 AM until about noon. Call ahead of time to be sure, or to make an appointment!

Sunday October 13, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM: Annual Harvest Pie Sale during Deposit’s Octoberfest.
Come early for the best selection of delicious homemade pies made by some of Deposit’s best bakers. Also available will be local historic books, NEW Deposit Seed Company ceramic tiles, and gifts from our museum.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 7:30 PM: Witchcraft Program.
Bernice Telian, geneaologist, author, and Meredith Town Historian since 1997 will present a program based on her latest book: My Grandmother Mary Was Hanged, which tells of the witchcraft accusations and trials of unfortunate women who died because of superstition. Refreshments will be served following the presentation.

Month of September 2013: Bob Wyer’s Delaware County—Photographs from the mid 20th Century
Visitors will view photographs from photojournalist, Bob Wyer (1908-1982) on loan from the Delaware County Historical Society.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 7:30 PM: Lincoln’s Gift from Homer, NY.
A Painter, an Editor and a Detective, will be presented by author Martin A. Sweeney who will provide a brief overview of his captivating book that links three native sons of Homer, NY to preserving Lincoln’s life and legacy. Refreshments will be served following the presentation.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 7:30 PM: Indian Summer: The Cannonsville Story.
A feature film by Norm Struder about the construction of the Cannonsville reservoir along the west branch of the Delaware River will be presented. The film is on loan from the Delaware County Historical Association. In addition, stories will be told by a panel of former Cannonsville residents and family members including Helen Zandt and others.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 9 AM to 3 PM: Brown Bread and Baked Bean Sale
Visit the DHS booth at the Lumberjack Festival to purchase delicious homemade bread and baked beans, as well as local historic books and gifts from our museum.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 7:30 PM: World War II Remembered
Note: This meeting will take place in the State Theater in Deposit due to the large turnout expected. Veterans Ken Darling and John O’Connor will present a brief overview of the war with stories of and from veterans. A collection of military artifacts and memorabilia will also be on display. Refreshments will be served after the program.

Sunday, May 26, 2013: Museum Opens for the 2013 Season
Museum hours are Sundays and Thursdays from 2 to 4 PM. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Come and enjoy one of Delaware County’s finest museums.

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 10 AM to 3 PM: 12th Annual Old Time Folk and Craft Fair
Come to enjoy great crafts to purchase, good food, and live musical entertainment.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 7:30 PM: Living History Program with John Darrow
Historian John Darrow will present a living history program on the life of Binghamton’s Dr. Willis Sharpe Kilmer, founder of the Binghamton Press and also known for his Swamp Root Medicine! Refreshments (not Swamp Root Medicine) will be served following the program.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 starting at 6:30 PM: Annual Meeting and Covered Dish Supper
Covered dish supper at 6:30 and Annual Meeting at 7:30, followed by a live theater production, The Ghosts of the South, based on the Civil War. Actors bring to life their stories of adversity and triumph from slavery to freedom.

December 9, 2012   2:00 to 4:00 PM: Annual Christmas Open House.
Join family and friends as we celebrate the holidays in our beautifully decorated Museum. Enjoy delicious refreshments and special musical entertainment with the Holdrege family singers. Be sure you don’t miss The 12 Days of Christmas—a very popular part of the program!

October 17, 2012   7:30 PM: Quarterly Meeting and Program—Visions, True Stories of Spiritualism, Secret Societies, and Murder.
Michael Keene, award-winning producer, will present an historical documentary that explores political, social, and religious movements in the Western NY and Finger Lakes Region during the 19th century. Refreshments will be served following the program.

October 7, 2012 (Columbus Day Sunday)
The Museum closes for the season on this date at 4:00 PM. Research Library continues to be open on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 AM until about noon. Call ahead of time to be sure, or for an appointment!

October 7, 2012   10 AM to 3 PM: Harvest Pie Sale at Octoberfest.
Stop by our booth and purchase some of the best home-baked pies around! Come early for the best selection.

September 19, 2012   7:30 PM: Now in Paperback
Jim Mullen, writer and author will once again entertain audience members with excerpts from his latest book, which is a collection of his funniest syndicated columns from the past 10 years. Refreshments will be served following the program.

August 18, 2012   10 AM: DHS Fund-Raising Auction (Preview at 9AM)
A large selection of donated items from dishes to furniture and everything else in between will be sold. Those with items to donate (no clothing please), should contact the museum staff at 467-4422. Note: no items from the Museum collection will be sold.

July 21, 2012   9:00 AM to 3:00 PM: Baked Bean and Brown Bread Sale at the Lumberjack Fest
Stop by our booth to get some great freshly prepared baked beans and homemade loaves of old fashioned brown bread. Other items from our Museum gift shop will also be available.

July 18, 2012   7:30 PM: Quarterly Meeting and Program, A Living History Presentation by R.W. (Bob) White.
Mr. White portrays Judge C. P. Avery, who recounts the circumstances surrounding the death of Susana Loft who was killed in a train wreck in Deposit in 1852. Refreshments will be served following the program.

June 20, 2012   7:30 PM:  Grandma’s Attic -- An antique appraisal night!
Bring your treasures to the Museum for an interesting program and evening of fun as antiques expert Richard Axtell shares his extensive knowledge of antiques. There is a $5 per item charge but no limit to the number of antiques you bring. All proceeds go to the Historical Society. Pre-register your items by 7:15 PM.
All are welcome whether or not you bring in an item! Please join us for an entertaining and informative evening!

May 27, 2012 (Memorial Day Sunday)  2:00 to 4:00 PM: Museum Opens for the 2012 season.
Regular hours are 2 to 4:00 PM on Thursdays and Sundays through Columbus Day Sunday. Visit one of Delaware County’s finest museums. Experience Deposit’s varied history and view our many exhibits. Free Admission!

May 12, 2012   10:00 AM to 3:00 PM: 11th Annual Old Time Folk and Craft Fair
Enjoy a variety of special crafters, delicious food, plants for sale and more at this great event. Musical entertainment from 11 AM to 1 PM. Something fun for everyone!

April 18, 2012   7:30 PM: Quarterly Meeting and Program: The  Life and Legacy of John Burroughs, Literary Naturalist
Author Diane Galusha will return to the museum with another fascinating program about one of Delaware County's most prestigious figures, in celebration of Burroughs 175th birthday. Refreshments will be served following the program.

March 14, 2012  6:30 & 7:30 PM: Annual Meeting and Covered Dish Supper
At 6:30 PM join us for a covered dish supper. Please bring a family size dish to share and table service. Coffee and tea will be provided. At 7:30 we will have a short Annual Meeting, followed immediately with musical entertainment by Lauren Floden, a harpist from Sherman, PA. Ms. Floden also works as a portrait artist and photographer.

Note: The January Annual Meeting will now be held in March because of many weather issues in the past. This is a permanent change.

December 11, 2011  2:00 — 4:00 PM: Annual Christmas Open House.
Join family and friends as we celebrate the holidays in our beautifully decorated Museum. Enjoy delicious refreshments and special musical entertainment.

October 19, 2011  7:30 PM:  Quarterly Meeting and Program, Letters of Joseph Brant
Presented by Buzz Hesse, owner of Hesse Gallery in Otego, N.Y., and an avid archeologist will speak. Hesse will discuss the 1777 letters of Joseph Brant who was an important historical figure in Unidilla and Central New York. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.

October 9, 2011 (Columbus Day Sunday) The Museum will be open from 12 Noon to 4 PM with a Going Back in Time PowerPoint slide show presentation at 2 PM. The museum then closes for the season at 4:00 PM.

October 9, 2011 10 AM — 3 PM: Harvest Pie Sale at Octoberfest.
Stop by our booth and purchase some of the best home-baked pies around!

September 21, 2011  7:30 PM: Riflemen of the American Revolution
George Cummings, having studied the American Revolution for many years, will share his living history program, complete with authentic uniform and gun display. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.

August 13 & 14, 2011  Museum open from 9:00 AM until 4 PM:  Historical Society joins in with Deposit's Bicentennial Celebration
The museum will feature special exhibits, as well as a slide show of old photos of the area. The slide show will air at 10:00 AM, 12:00 noon, and 2:00 PM both days. Please be sure to stop by and celebrate with us!

Aerial Images at the Museum in August: Delaware County Air and Space
During the month of August a special exhibition of Delaware County aerial photographs will be on display at the museum. These images offer an unusual perspective of the area’s
small towns, rivers, and mountains that have shaped our region.

The exhibit is the work of professional artist Corneel Verlaan. Normal hours for viewing the exhibit will be Thursdays and Sundays from 2 to 4 PM. The exhibit may also be viewed while the museum is open during the Bicentennial Celebration. To see the poster announcing the exhibit click here.

An interview with the artist from the Watershed Post in Nov. 2010 is viewable here.

July 20, 2011 7:30 PM: Quarterly Meeting and program, Rafting and Lumbering on the Delaware.
Speakers and Wayne County historians Gloria McCullough and Ann O'Hara will discuss the history of the early days of rafting and lumbering. The program will include glimpses into the lives of some men and their families as well as several colorful stories. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.

July 16, 2011  9:00 AM to 3:00 PM: Baked Bean and Brown Bread Sale at the Lumberjack Fest.
Stop by our booth to get some great baked beans and loaves of old fashioned brown bread and enjoy the other festivities at our annual village celebration.\

June 15, 2011  7:30 PM: Upstate New York: History Happened Here
Chuck D'Imperio, radio personality for WDOS in Oneonta, columnist for the Daily Star, and author of four books on NY State history. Chuck will take a look at 25 different people, places, and events that have made upstate New York a place where history happens. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.

May 29, 2011 (Memorial Day Sunday) 2:00 to 4:00 PM: Museum Opens for the 2011 season.
Regular hours are 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Thursdays and Sundays through Columbus Day Sunday. Visit one of Delaware County’s finest museums. Experience Deposit’s varied history and view our many exhibits. Free Admission!

May 14, 2011 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM: 10th Annual Old Time Folk and Craft Fair.
Enjoy a variety of special crafters, delicious food and entertainment at this great event. Musical entertainment from 11 AM to 1 PM. The Deposit Garden Club will again have a variety of items at their booth including annual and perennial plants. Something fun for everyone!

April 20, 2011 7:30 PM:   Southern Tier Milky Ways
Susan Sherwood, Director of the Center for Technology and Innovation in Binghamton. will present a program focusing on Borden Creameries and Condenseries, as well as the life of Gail Borden, inventor of condensed milk. Refreshments will be served following the meeting. A brief annual meeting will be held prior to the presentation.

February 2, 2011 6:00 and 7:00 PM: Annual Meeting and Covered-dish Supper

Meeting cancelled due to weather conditions.

A dish-to-pass supper at 6:00, followed by the annual meeting at 7:00 Musical entertainment with Elaine Floden, a harpist from Susquehanna, PA who works as a portrait artist and photographer. Note: This meeting is usually in January, but scheduling conflicts necessitated the change to this later date.

December 12, 2010  2:00 — 4:00 PM: Annual Christmas Open House.
Join family and friends as we celebrate the holidays in our beautifully decorated Museum. Enjoy delicious refreshments and special musical entertainment provided by the Holdrege Family Singers.

October 20, 2010  7:30 PM:  Quarterly Meeting and Program, It Takes a Village Idiot.
Jim Mullen, well-known author will entertain audience members with his delightful humorous stories. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.

October 10, 2010 10 AM — 3 PM: Harvest Pie Sale at Octoberfest.
Stop by our booth and purchase some of the best home-baked pies around! In the afternoon the quilt raffle winning ticket will be drawn.

October 10, 2010 (Columbus Day Sunday) The Museum closes for the season on this date at 4:00 PM.

September 15, 2010  7:30 PM: The History of Mormonism in Our Area.
Area Attorney Lee Hartjen will share with us the beginnings of Mormonism in New York State. Playing a significant early role were the towns of Afton and Harmony PA. These were some of the earliest events in the beginnings of the world-wide church; the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.

August 18, 2010 7:30 PM:  A History of Quilting by Ellen Jogo.
Ellen will describe the various quilting patterns used to make these beautiful creations. Samples of a number of quilts will be available. Also, the quilt being raffled off will be on display with raffle tickets available for purchase. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.

July 21, 2010 7:30 PM: Quarterly Meeting and program, Voice from the Civil War.
Eileen Patch will present a living history program. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.

July 17, 2010  9:00 AM to 3:00 PM: Baked Bean and Brown Bread Sale at the Lumberjack Fest.
Stop by our booth to get some great baked beans and loaves of old fashioned brown bread while you enjoy the other festivities.

June 16, 2010  7:30 PM: Another Day, Another Dollar
Author, Diane Galusha will discuss the CCC camps in the greater Catskill region, the subject of her recent book. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.

May 30, 2010 2:00 — 4:00 PM: (Memorial Day Sunday) Museum Opens for the 2010 Season.
Regular hours are 2 to 4 PM on Thursdays and Sundays through Columbus Day Sunday. Visit one of Delaware County’s finest museums. Experience Deposit’s varied history and view our many exhibits.

May 22, 2010 10:00 AM — 3:00 PM: 9th Annual Old Time Folk and Craft Fair.
Enjoy a variety of special crafters, a bake sale with homemade treats, and delicious food at this great event. The West Branch Ramblers will provide musical entertainment from 11 AM to 1 PM. The Deposit Garden Club will again have a variety of items at their booth including annual and perennial plants.

April 20, 2010 7:30 PM: Quarterly Meeting and Program, The Good Old Days in Hale Eddy.
Lillian Darling, former long-time resident of Hale Eddy, and current resident Keith Albee will share stories, photos, and memories. Refreshments will be served following the meeting. NOTE the change in date to a Tuesday night for this meeting.

January 27, 2010: Pot Luck Supper (6:30 PM), Annual Meeting, and Program (7:30PM):
The bring-a-dish-to-pass supper will be followed by our Annual Meeting and guest speaker. Bring a family size dish to share and table service. Coffee and tea will be provided. Following the pot-luck supper, speaker, author, and DCHA Director, Tim Duerden, will trace the history of the early days of Delaware County.

December 13, 2009  2:00 to 4:00 PM: Annual Christmas Open House.
Join family and friends as we celebrate the holidays in our beautifully decorated Museum. Enjoy delicious refreshments and special musical entertainment provided by the Holdrege Family Singers.

October 21, 2009  7:30 PM:  History with Humor.
Join us for an evening of fun as Alma Lynch shares Delaware County stories. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.

October 11, 2009 (Columbus Day Sunday) The Museum closes for the season on this date at 4:00 PM.

October 11, 2009 10 AM to 3 PM: Harvest Pie Sale at Octoberfest.
Stop at our booth to purchase some of the best home-baked pies around!

September 23, 2009  7:30 PM: An Overview of Regional Railroad History.
Presented by John T. Goodnough. The program will include several slides of the old Erie Railroad from Hancock to Binghamton. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.

August 26, 2009 7:30 PM:  History of Photography and Restoration.
The program will be presented by local resident Michael Musante. Musante is a professional photographer who will share an overview of photography which will include a large collection of photographic equipment on display. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.

July 22, 2009 7:30 PM: A Soldier's Story.
Presented by George Cummings. Dressed in full regalia, Mr. Cummings will enlighten the audience with stories of the life of a Revolutionary War soldier. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.

July 18, 2009  9:00 AM to 3:00 PM: Baked Bean and Brown Bread Sale at the Lumberjack Fest.
Stop by our booth to get some great loaves of old fashioned brown bread and baked beans while you enjoy the other festivities.

June 24, 2009  7:30 PM: A Quilt of Heroes -- a panel discussion
Join us for an evening of Cannonsville memories as we hear stories from former residents. Pat Conklin and others will discuss the Cannonsville Quilt, which bears the names of local WWI and Civil War soldiers. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.

May 24, 2009 (Memorial Day Sunday) 2:00 to 4:00 PM: Museum Opens for the 2009 season.
Regular hours are 2 to 4:00 PM on Thursdays and Sundays through Columbus Day Sunday. Visit one of Delaware County’s finest museums. Experience Deposit’s varied history and view our many exhibits. Free Admission!

May 23, 2009 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM: 8th Annual Old Time Folk and Craft Fair.
Enjoy a variety of special crafters, a bake sale with homemade treats, and delicious food at this great event. The West Branch Ramblers will provide musical entertainment from 11 AM to 1 PM. The Deposit Garden Club will again have a variety of items at their booth including annual and perennial plants.

April 22, 2009 7:30 PM: Annual Meeting and Program: An Empire in Time.
Presented by Gary Lockwood who will give an overview of clocks and clock making in upstate New York. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.

Note: The April meeting will serve as the Annual Meeting this year, but without the potluck dinner, due to the need to cancel the January meeting.

January 28, 2009 6:30 and 7:30 PM: Annual Meeting and Covered-dish Supper
A dish-to-pass supper at 6:30, followed by the annual meeting at 7:30 and musical entertainment. NOTE: Meeting had to be cancelled due to inclement weather.

December 14, 2008 2:00 to 4:00 PM: Annual Christmas Open House.
Join family and friends as we celebrate the holidays in our beautifully decorated Museum. Enjoy delicious refreshments and special musical entertainment provided by the Holdrege Family Singers.

October 22, 2008 7:30 PM: Quarterly Meeting and program: Great Graves.
Chuck D’Imperio, aka “Big Chuck” of WDOS radio fame, will recount fascinating stories of former famous and some infamous NY State residents from his book Great Graves of Upstate NY. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.

October 12, 2008 10 AM to 3 PM: Harvest Pie Sale at Octoberfest.
Stop at our booth to purchase some of the best home-baked pies around! The Museum closes for the season on this date.

September 24, 7:30 PM: Indian Villages of the Unadilla Valley.
Presented by Franklin J. (Buzz) Hesse, who will trace the history from prehistoric times to the 18th century on the Susquehanna River. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.

August 20, 2008 7:30 PM: Zane and Dolly Grey—the Lackawaxen Years.
Join for a great program presented by Dorothy Moon, curator of the Lackawaxen Zane Grey Museum. Ms. Moon will discuss one of America’s most prolific writers of Western novels. During the 1900s he wrote at a quiet retreat in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania, the present site of the Zane Grey Museum. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.

July 23, 2008 7:30 PM: Quarterly Meeting and program, The History of Our Area.
Presenter Bob Boyd will enlighten us on the history of Cannonsville, Tompkins and Delaware Counties, including their settlement and creation prior to 1880. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.

July 19, 2008 9 AM to 3 PM: Brown Bread and Baked Bean Sale at the Lumberjack Fest.
Stop by our booth to get some great loaves of old fashioned brown bread and baked beans while you enjoy the other festivities.

June 18, 2008 7:30 PM: Quarterly Meeting and program, The Baby Boomer Generation.
Presenter Mike O’Brien will explain how the population explosion that began in 1946 created significant changes in lifestyle still felt today. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.

May 25, 2008 2:00 to 4:00 PM: Museum Opens for the 2008 Season.
Regular hours are 2 to 4:00 PM on Thursdays and Sundays through mid October. Visit one of Delaware County’s finest museums. Experience Deposit’s varied history and view our many exhibits.

May 17, 2008 10 AM to 3:00 PM: 7th Annual Old Time Folk and Craft Fair.
Enjoy a variety of special crafters, a bake sale with homemade treats, and delicious food at this great event. Watch for more details as the date nears.

April 13, 2008 2:00 PM (Note date and time change.): Quarterly Meeting and program, Covered Bridges Then and Now.
The program will be presented by Sean McDermott of the New York State Covered Bridge Society. Mr. McDermott will give us the history of these beautiful structures and information on the ones that remain. The focus will be on bridges of Delaware and Broome Counties. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.

The Covered Bridge Society will also have their monthly meeting at our Museum at 1:00 PM on that day—the public is welcome to attend their meeting as well.


January 23, 2008 6:30/7:30 PM: Covered Dish Supper/Annual Meeting

6:30PM will be the Dish to Pass Supper, followed by Annual Meeting at 7:30 PM. Bring a family size dish to share and table service. Coffee and tea will be provided.

The Jesse Katen dancers will round out the evening with toe tapping entertainment.

Sunday, December 2, 2007   2:00 until 4:00 PM Annual Christmas Open House

Celebrate the holidays at our beautifully decorated Museum. Enjoy delicious holiday refreshments and sing along with friends and neighbors. The musical entertainment will be provided by the Holdrege family singers.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007   7:30 PM American Revolutionary War Arms and Armor

Presented by Richard Vlasak, a descendant of Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers. An avid collector and amateur historian, he will discuss rifles and associated accoutrements of the 18th and 19th centuries. Refreshments will be served following the presentation.

Sunday, October 7, 2007   10:00 AM through 4:00 PM Harvest Pie Sale at Deposit's Octoberfest

A variety of delicious pies, "just like your mother used to make", will be available as well as books and a selection of gifts from our Museum Shop.

The Museum closes for the season on this date, but remains open for our programs. The research library remains open as well, on Tuesdays from 9:30 until noon.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007   7:30 PM New York's First Electric Trolley

Presented by Susan Sherwood. Susan will discuss pioneering mass transit in NY State from 1871 to 1968, and the Binghamton Railway Company. She will explore the role of the trolley system in the context of residential and industrial expansion in Broome County. The presentation will be richly illustrated with vintage photos, postcards, political cartoons, and excerpts from the Street Railway Journal. Refreshments will be served following the presentation.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007   7:30 PM Dorflinger Glass -- A History of Glassmaking

Dorflinger glass in White Mills, PA provided blanks for the Deposit Cut Glass Factory. Hank Loftus, curator of the Dorflinger Glass Museum will discuss Deposit's connection to Dorflingler glass and share information about 200 years of glassmaking in Wayne County, PA. Refreshments will be served following the presentation.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007   7:30 PM Troop C Rough Riders

Join us for a program on this unique group of State Troopers, presented by Louis Palombo. Mr. Palombo's presentation will include some actual film footage of these trick riders! Don't miss it! Refreshments will be served following the presentation.

Saturday, July 21, 2007 9:00 AM through 3:00 PM Brown Bread and Baked Bean Sale

Visit our booth downtown during the Lumberjack Festival. Lots of delicious home-made bread and beans will be available, as well as items from our gift shop.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007   7:30 PM The Anti-Rent War in Delaware County

Presented by author, Dorothy Kubik. Refreshments will be served following the presentation.

Sunday, May 27, 2007   2:00 -- 4:00 PM Museum opens for the 2007 season

Regular hours are Sundays and Thursdays from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Research library hours are Tuesdays from 9:30 until noon. Other times by appointment. Admission is free.

Saturday, May 19, 2007   10 AM through 4:00 PM 6th Annual Old Time Folk and Craft Fair

Enjoy a variety of handmade crafts, a pie sale by the Methodist Church women, musical entertainment by the West Branch Ramblers, barbeque chicken at the food concession, raffles, and karaoke music. The Deposit Garden Club will have a variety of items at their booth, along with special demonstrations every hour.

The fair takes place on the museum grounds, 145 Second Street. Visitors are also welcome to enjoy touring the Historical museum and gift shop, always free of charge.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007  7:30 PM Quarterly Meeting and Program: Indian Artifacts of the Susquehanna Valley

Presented by Ron McDonough who will discuss tools, projectile points and how the Native Americans in our region lived. Refreshments will be served following the presentation.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007   6:30 PM Annual Meeting and Covered Dish Supper

Join friends and neighbors for a fun and informative evening. Bring a family-sized dish to pass and table service for supper at 6:30. Coffee and tea will be provided. Stay for a brief annual meeting at 7:30, followed by a Karaoke sing-along.

Sunday, December 3, 2006: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM Annual Christmas Open House

We warmly welcome you to visit our beautifully decorated museum and enjoy delicious refreshments as we celebrate the Holidays. Entertainment will be provided by the Hempstead Singers.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006: 7:30 PM Quarterly Meeting and Program

Persented by Marianne Greenfield. Her illustrated lecture will discuss statuaries, craftsmanship, and the meaning of gravestone art. The program concludes with a digital slide show synchronized to music. Refreshments will be served.

Sunday, October 8, 2006: 10 AM - 3 PM Harvest Pie Sale at Octoberfest

A large selection of homemade pies will tempt your sweet-tooth! Historical books, maps, and many other gift items will be available at our booth downtown.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006: 7:00 PM** Panel Discussion: Deposit, Bygone Days - Part II

Join us for a night of nostalgia as we revisit Deposit many years ago. This program is back for its second year by popular demand! Refreshments will be served following the panel discussion.

** Please note that this meeting will begin one-half hour earlier than usual.

Saturday, August 26, 2006: 10:00 AM Field Trip to Dorflinger Glass Museum and Glassworks House

Dorflinger Glass made the blanks for the Deposit Cut Glass factory. Located in White Mills, Pennsylvania; guided tour $4.00

Saturday, August 19, 2006: 9 AM till 3 PM Huge Triple Sale!

The Historical Society has rescheduled both the Yard Sale and the Brown Bread and Baked Bean Sale for this date. In addition, the Deposit Garden Club is having their annual Plant Sale. All events will take place from 9 to 3 on the Museum Grounds. Don't miss out on the great bargains at this unique event!!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006: 7:30 PM Quarterly Meeting and Program

A group of Civil War reenactors will present a living history program. Dressed in full regalia, the soldiers will discuss what it means to be a Civil War reenactor. A video of an actual Civil War reenactment will be shown. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, July 15, 2006: 9 AM - 3 PM Annual Brown Bread and Baked Bean Sale

Visit our booth downtown during the Lumberjack Festival. Lots of delicious homemade breads and beans available as well as items from our gift shop. POSTPONED DUE TO RECENT FLOODING -- RE-SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 19, 2006

Saturday, July 1, 2006: 9 AM - 3 PM  Yard Sale!

Come for fun and lots of bargains as we clean out the museum garage. POSTPONED DUE TO RECENT FLOODING -- RE-SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 19, 2006

Wednesday, June 21, 2006: 7:30 PM  25th Anniversary Celebration

Join us as the museum celebrates 25 years at the Knapp Bank Building. Enjoy a vintage fashion show and refreshments.

Sunday, May 28, 2006: 2 - 4 PM Museum opens for the 2006 Season

From May 28th until our closing in October, the Historical Society Museum is open Thursdays and Sundays from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Admission is free. We are also open year-round on Tuesdays for research from 9:30 AM to Noon.

Saturday, May 13, 2006: 10 AM -- 4 PM 5th Annual Old Time Folk and Craft Fair

Craftsmen will demonstrate and sell a large variety of handmade items. Musical entertainment, horse and wagon rides, a 50/50 raffle, and delicious food, including a BBQ, and bake sale will be available.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006: 7:30 PM Quarterly Meeting and Program

Please join us for "When Cauliflower Was King" presented by author and lecturer Dianne Galusha. The program is based on her latest book on the cauliflower industry in Delaware County. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006: 6:30 PM

Covered Dish Supper at 6:30, followed by Annual Meeting with entertainment at 7:30. Bring a dish to pass and your table service. Beverages will be provided.

Sunday, December 4, 2005: 2 PM – 4 PM

Annual Christmas Open House. Join us for refresments and entertainment with the Holdreges and Axtells as we celebrate the holidays.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005: 7:30 PM

Quarterly Meeting and Program: “PROHIBITION: Noble Question”, presented by historian Wellington Lester. Mr. Lester will take us back to the "good old days" and give a historical perspective and humorous look from 1883 through the prohibition years (1910 - 1933), at moonshining, racketeers, and bootleggeers. Refreshments will be served, but no moonshine and none of them bootlegged!

Sunday, October 9, 2005: 9 AM – 4 PM

Harvest Pie Sale at Octoberfest, Front Street, Deposit. Stop by our booth for a delicious selection of homemade pies of all varieties. Books, maps, and other gift items will be available. The Museum officially closes for the season at 4:00, but will be open for upcoming programs.

Saturday, September 24, 2005: 7:30 PM

Panel Discussion: “Deposit, Bygone Days”.  Long-time Deposit area residents will come together to share a glimpse of life in Deposit many years ago. Join us for a nostalgic trip down memory lane. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, September 10, 2005:

Old Stone House Museum -- Tours at 9:00 and 11:00 AM

Our host, Mr. Charles English will share his extensive collection of Civil War Memorabilia and vast knowledge with visitors. Reservations required as space is limited. Call the Historical Society Museum at 467-4422 after August 15th and leave a message, or contact Smitty Axtell at 467-2353. More information and directions will be given at sign-up time. (Car pools may be arranged.)

Saturday, August 27, 2005: 10:00 AM

Auction of antiques, collectibles, and household items. A partial list includes patterned and colored glass, Deposit cut glass, brass bed, Stick and Ball bed, appliances, miscellaneous furniture, vintage clothing and box lots. This large auction will have something for everyone. Proceeds will be used for the restoration of the Dr. Oliver T. Bundy Museum. Cash or good checks accepted. (Food will be available through an on-site vendor.)

(Items may be previewed, beginning at 8:00 AM)

Wednesday, July 27, 2005: 7:30 PM

“Wish You Were Here”, Oquaga Lake Resorts 1870-1980, presented by well-known author, photographer, and lecturer, John Margolies. Mr. Margolies will discuss social and design history of the four resorts located on Oquaga Lake. His presentation will include photographs taken over a 30 year period as well as historical documentation from his own archives. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, July 16, 2005: 9 AM-3 PM

Annual Brown Bread and Baked Bean Sale at the Lumberjack festival in Deposit. This is the "real deal" with old-fashioned brown bread and delicious baked beans.

Look for us in front of the NBT Bank. Books, maps, and many gift items will be available.

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005 -- 7:30 pm: Genealogy Workshop

This enlightening program will be presented by historian, genealogist, author, and recipient of several awards for historic preservation, Bernice Graham Telian.

The workshop, which includes handouts, is geared for all levels of genealogists, from beginners to experienced researchers. Mrs. Telian will discuss available local resources and internet sites as well as DNA, which is becoming a very popular search tool.  Refreshments will be served.

Sunday, May 29th, 2005 -- 2 – 4 pm:  Museum’s 2005 Season Opens with two events:

   First... The Opening of the Bundy House and Doctor's Office -- The doctor's office in the Bundy House (143 Second St. --next to the museum) will be opening for the first time for public viewing since the DHS purchased the property in November 2004. The Bundy House was owned by Dr. Oliver T. Bundy, a Deposit physician who operated his medical practice in his home during the early 19th century.

Currently on display are items and equipment from the office of Dr. Clayton Axtell, another well-known local doctor who practiced medicine on Front Street in Deposit from the early 20th century until his death in 1957. Many Deposit residents will remember Dr. Axtell as their family physician. Take a step back in time with us to when doctors made house calls. The doctor's office will only be open when staff is available.

   Second... “Deposit Back Then” Essay Contest Awards Ceremony -- Student winners in the Historical Society Essay Contest will be formally recognized in an award ceremony held at the Deposit Historical Society Museum at its Annual Opening Event for the 2005 season. Prizes will be awarded at this ceremony, and each student winner will be invited to read a brief excerpt from his or her essay. The community is invited to celebrate the students' work and to congratulate each of them as they receive their awards.

May 14th, 2005 -- 10 am – 4 pm: Annual Old Time Folk and Craft Fair

Now in its 5th year, the Fair will include a large number of artisans and craftsmen demonstrating and selling examples of their wares.  Musical entertainment will be on hand and delicious food will be available including Chicken BBQ and Bake sale items.  Winners of the “Deposit Back Then” essay contest will be announced at noon.

April 30th, 2005 -- 9:00 am – Noon:  Spring Clean-Up Day

Please join fellow members as we get the Museum looking her best in time for the coming Old Time Folk & Craft Fair.  In the event of rain, clean up day will be held the following Saturday, May 7th.

April 27th, 2005 -- 7:30 pm:  Quarterly Meeting and Program

Please join us for our first Program of the year when author Martin Podskoch will present “Fire Towers of the Catskills”.  Mr. Podskoch will discuss the history of fire towers and share fascinating stories from observers, aerial surveillance pilots and fire rangers.  Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the program.

January 26, 2005 -- 6:30 pm: Annual Meeting and Covered Dish Supper 

Break out your recipe books! It's time to whip up a favorite dish and join friends and members at this fun and delicious annual event!  Dinner will begin at 6:30 followed by the meeting and then musical entertainment. Please bring yourselves and a favorite dish to share - and don't forget your place setting! All are welcome!

December 5, 2004 -- 2 to 4 pm:

Annual Christmas Open House:  We warmly welcome all to come to the museum, which will be decorated for the season, to enjoy refreshments, holiday entertainment and good company, as we celebrate the holiday season!

October 27, 2004 -- 7:30 pm:

Quarterly Meeting and Program: Early Funeral Directing in Deposit and Hancock:  Presented by Rick Zacharias, this rare and interesting program will address the history of funeral customs in the area from the late 1800s through the early 1900s.   Among other topics of discussion, Mr. Zacharias will address the locations of area funeral homes of the past.  Admission is free and open to the public. Please join us at the museum for what promises to be a fascinating and revelatory evening. Refreshments will be served following the program.

October 10, 2004 -- 10 am to 4 pm:

The Octoberfest Harvest Pie Sale: The star of this show is undoubtedly the large variety of scrumptious homemade pies. Fruit, nut, pumpkin, etc. - there will be something available to suit any sweet tooth. Also available for purchase at this sale, will be an interesting array  of books, maps and other items of historical interest. The sale will be located on Front Street, Deposit.

April 28, 2004 -- 7:30 P.M

Jim Serio of Gray Ghost Guides and Real Estate will speak on the history of fishing the West Branch and fishing it today as a tail water of a NYC Reservoir and feeder stream restoration. Jim will discuss how the Delaware River Foundation, through their work with the Delaware River Basin Commission, is striving to improve the native trout habitat and general ecology of the West Branch.

May 15, 2004 -- 9-3

Festival of Old Time Crafts and the opening of our new exhibit: DEPOSIT: TIME AND TIME AGAIN by Artist/Photographer Michael Musante.

 Musante layers vintage photographs and current images with mesmerizing results.  This exhibit is made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program administered in Delaware County by the Roxbury Arts Group, Inc.

July 2004 -- 8-3

Lumberjack Festival. Sale of brown bread, baked beans and books.

 On Front Street.

July 28, 2004 -- 7:30 P.M.

Thomas F. Brannan of Middletown, NY, will speak on American Indian carrying paths that went through the Deposit area and on the firelight signal system used by Native Americans.

July 31, 2004 -- 7:30 P.M.

Special evening organ concert presented by renowned organist Mark Andersen and hand bells by Lynn Andersen. Admission $8.00 at the door.

First United Methodist Church

Corner of Second St. and Dean St.

 

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