The Delaware Company, a non-profit history education group started in 2012, is taking over management of the Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History in Narrowsburg, Sullivan County, under a public-private partnership with the county legislature.
Their first event, “Patriots and Loyalists: The Declaration of Independence in the Upper Delaware Valley” will take place on Saturday, July 10th, from noon until 3 pm.
The event will feature readings of the Declaration of Independence and a Tory response; demonstrations of colonial life, including musketry and blacksmithing; and music by Linda Russell, former balladeer at Federal Hall.
This event is free and open to the public, but donations are appreciated. All money collected will go toward operating the Fort. Refreshments will be available.
This is the first of several events planned for this summer and fall, including the Fort’s popular Haunted History Lantern Tour to celebrate Halloween.
Next season a more traditional schedule at the Fort is planned.
If you are unable to attend the July 10 event, but would still like to lend your support to The Delaware Company, you can mail your tax-deductible donation to The Delaware Company at P.O. Box 88, Barryville, NY 12719. Indicate “Fort Delaware” on the memo line.
Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History is located on Route 97, the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, in Narrowsburg, Sullivan County, in the Catskills.
Photo of Fort Delaware Museum provided.