The DCHA Galleries

DCHA features two exhibit galleries.

Special Traveling Exhibit

Making Sense of the Census in New York
Explore the history of the U.S. Census in this traveling exhibit on loan from the South Central Regional Library Council. The U.S. Census is the only comprehensive or "complete count" of the entire population of our country. It is the only source of data for ensuring everyone has a voice in Congress. "Representative democracy" is the cornerstone on which this nation was founded, and the census is the tool used by the federal government to preserve equal representation. The qualitative aspects of this representation has historically been, and is ever changing.

The traveling exhibit was written and curated by Heidi Ziemer at WNYLRC; with graphic design work created by Dawn Stanton from Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.
For more information about the exhibit and the census in general, please visit: New York Heritage Digital Collections

This exhibit will be on display at DCHA March 1 - March 29, 2024
DCHA is open Monday - Friday 10 am to 4 pm.
Admission to the exhibit, as always, is free!

DCHA's Main Gallery displays two exhibits:

Delaware County History Highlights was installed in the summer of 2017. This exhibit explores some of the larger topics in the history of Delaware County including the Anti-Rent War, Railroads, Industry, Wars, Reservoirs and Tourism.

Also on display in the Main Gallery is a semi-permanent exhibit: "This Valley used to be all Farms..." A Celebration of Delaware County's Agricultural Traditions.

The Elijah Thomas Gallery hosts a variety of exhibits throughout the year.

Currently on display: Who's Who? Portraits from DCHA's Collections
Visit DCHA to view over 100 identified faces. Dates range from 1860s to 1997; including one portrait painted in the 1960s using a tintype from the 1850s. Young and old faces peer out from the past. Also included in this exhibit are 38 Alien Identification photos taken in February of 1942 and a group of chauffeur license pictures taken in May of 1949. These photographs offer a great view of everyday life in the 1940s. On display in the Elijah Thomas Gallery at DCHA until March 29, 2024. Monday - Friday 10 am to 4 pm.
Admission to the exhibit, as always, is free!

DCHA will reserve the right to deny access to the museum, gift shop and library if there is any cause for concern for the safety and well-being of our staff and visitors. Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns. Call 607-746-3849, or email

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