Step back in time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.
25 years ago
June 18, 1987
DELHI _ Demonstrations of traditional domestic crafts, a heritage cooking contest, Victorian refreshments and turn-of-the-century parlor and lawn games are planned for Home and Hearth Day Saturday at the Delaware County Historical Association, Route 10, Delhi.
The festivities will run from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will be accompanied by the music of Mockingbird _ Ellie Boisvert of Fly Creek and Julie Suarez of Oneonta, who will play 19th century popular music, accompanying themselves on fiddle, spoons and other instruments.
Craft demonstrations will take place in the 1797 Gideon Frisbee House, one of several historical buildings on the property, two miles east of the village of Delhi.
Those exhibiting traditional domestic skills include tatter Phyllis Williams of Walton, weaver Joan Garner of Oneonta, spinners Bud and Peg Barnes of Arkville, members of the DCHA Quilters' Guild, Pat Parsons of Bovina, will demonstrate chair caning and stencilling, and Jo Zwick of Andes, who practices scherenschnitte _ the art of paper cutting.
Shuttlecock, croquet and forfeits will be among the turn-of-the-century games introduced to visitors by Betsy Warner of Cooperstown, a specialist in 19th century entertainments.
50 years ago
June 18, 1962
An "elderly" brass cannon was given to the Oneonta post of the American Legion by Lavern Davies. Dating back to the Revolution, the cannon was mounted aboard a British prison ship anchored in New York Harbor.