The COVID 19 Pandemic has changed our daily lives and may do so for several months to come.

Therefore, the Duanesburg Historical Society is suspending our monthly meetings and all activities until the ban on group meetings has been lifted and confidence in your safety has been restored.

At our last General meeting we determined that our remaining program year will be cancelled.  Restrictions on group meetings, cleaning protocols and the safety of our membership were all determining factors.  We will be ready in the spring to reevaluate the COVID19 situation and are prepared to start a new program year, if advisable.

Please reach out to friends and neighbors who are not connected with us through our email list to share this message.

Stay Well.  Stay Informed.  Stay Home.


Programs are held at Our Lady of Fatima Church Hall (Alexandar Road, Delanson) at 7:00PM unless otherwise noted.

Monday, March 16, 2020 --- The Amazing Mr. Sheldon Jackson

by: Robert Stark

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Monday, April 20, 2020 --- To Be Determined

by: Terry McMster

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Monday, May 18, 2020 --- TBD

by: David Vincent

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Monday, June 15, 2020 --- TBD

by: Lori Runnels

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Monday, July 20, 2020 --- Annual Picnic @ Shafer Park

by: Duanesburg Historical Society

In July the Duanesburg Historical Society has its annual picnic, where we welcome Society Members, Guests, & Friends (Everyone!). As usual the picnic will be at Shafer Park, on Monday July 16th, 5:30 to at 7:00 p.m. (Rain location: Bishop Scully Hall in Delanson)

The DHS will be providing sliced sub sandwiches. Please bring your own flatware, drink & utensils as well as a side dish or dessert to share.

Please call Pat Van Buren at 895-2632 to let her know you will be attending so that we'll know how many guests to plan for.

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Monday, August 17, 2020 --- The Christman Sanctuary

by: Carl Wiedemann

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Monday, September 21, 2020 --- "Memoir Readings"

by: Carol deForest

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Monday, October 19, 2020 --- "Mariaville Memories"

by:Lenny Van Buren
Lenny Van Buren is a 5th generation Duanesburg resident, and retired from the White-Van Buren Funeral Home in 2005. He has served as Superintendent of the Grove Cemetery in Quaker Street for 25 years and now volunteers there. He is also President of the Duanesburg Historical Society.

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Monday, November 16, 2020 --- “The History of the American Feed Sack and Its’ Uses”

by: Cindy McKeon

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Monday, December 21, 2020 --- "Nathan Fidler & His Stone Walls” & Annual Christmas Party

by:Albert Fidler, Shirley Martin & Carole deForest
Plus finger foods and seasonal goodies!

“For it is good to be Children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its’ mighty founder was a child Himself.”

A Christmas Carol ~ Charles Dickens

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