Free history workshops continue at DCHA, Delhi

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Delhi — The Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA) is hosting a number of free workshops designed to explore national and local history. The next workshop, devoted to the topic of “values,” is scheduled for Tuesday, June 18 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, local workshops will offer participants the opportunity to link the national story to New York and Delaware County history.
Bill Birns, PhD, a noted regional hist-orian, 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. 

This series of workshops was made possible by a donation to the DCHA of a complete set of the Picturing America works of art and teachers’ resource books by The Arc of Delaware County (Delarc).

To learn more about Picturing America, please visit their website: www.picturingamerica.neh.gov
For more information, please call DCHA at 607 746-3849, email dcha@delhi.net. DCHA is located on State Route 10, two and-a-half miles north of Delhi.