Delaware County Historical Association Receives Pomeroy Grant


October 28—The Delaware County Historical Association was one of 20 state history organizations to receive a $5,000 grant from the Pomeroy Fund.

Educators receiving support through the fifth cycle of the Pomeroy Fund will plan and deliver interpretive programs, including school programs, teen programs, early childhood programs, family days, festivals, programs for older adults, programs for new Americans, and audience-specific targeted programs. , says a press release.

According to a press release, DCHA will hire an educator to administer a new in-person adult letter transcription workshop focused on reading and understanding 18th- and 19th-century handwriting, providing opportunities for continuing reading education. , transcription and understanding of historical documents.

“DCHA will use the grant to rehire me, Samantha Misa, to plan and deliver more educational events at the museum throughout 2023,” Misa said in an email. “I’ve worked at DCHA for nearly a decade now, and I look forward to dedicating this year to bringing people back to the in-person events at the museum. I hope the events I’m currently planning for 2023 prove both educational and enjoyable for all ages.”

Misa said that “events funded by the Pomeroy grant will begin in January 2023 with a reintroduction of DCHA’s popular Desserts and Diaries event, where staff members read excerpts from historical diaries and letters while providing guests with a sumptuous dessert buffet.

She said there will be a “transcription workshop, where the public can learn tips and tricks for reading historical documents.” The museum also plans to hold fourth-grade history immersion days in the summer, tours of the Frisbee family cemetery, and an exhibit on local historical maps.

“We also plan to continue many of our regular annual events, such as the Civil War Reenactment in June and our Twilight Lantern Tours in October,” she said.

The Pomeroy Fund, which is a partnership between the William G. Pomeroy Foundation® and the Museum Association of New York (MANY), has awarded nearly $300,000 to 96 history-related organizations across the state since the spring 2020, according to the press release.

Vicky Klukkert, editor, can be reached at [email protected] or 607-441-7221.


Comments are closed.