Our mission is to promote and sustain interest in the history of Delaware County, Ohio through historical preservation and education.

We feature tours for school groups as well as individuals

Our Collections: Photographs and Documents

You have access to a large part of our collection through our PastPerfect Online website

Through PastPerfect you can search our collections in many ways.

Delaware County History Programs

Interesting presentations about Our History by our own experts and invited guest speakers.

Check out our Program Schedule- We bring History to Life.

Historic Walks and Strolls

Self guided walks and strolls through Delaware can be downloaded, or viewed on Google Maps.

Our Oak Grove Cemetery Walk is now available as a self-guided tour.

Curriculum Support for Delaware County Schools

On-site and Off-site programs and activities to bring Delaware County History to life in the classroom.

Our School Programs are available to all Delaware County Schools


  • Delaware Cultural Communities (1770-1850)

    Who established Delaware County? How did different cultures blend to form Delaware County? Eleven local reenactors will bring Delaware County history to life as they tell their stories gathered from primary resources. Hear the recollections of William Little, Laura Carpenter, Rev. James Finley, Mrs. Moses Byxbe, and Benjamin Franklin Thomas. You will also hear the story of Africa Ohio, Drake’s Defeat, and see some examples of American Indian games. Viewers will also learn a dance inspired by the traditions of the Lenni Lenape. Finally, tap into your curiosity as you view artifacts from the period.

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  • Local History Programs – March 2021

    Big Walnut Area Historical SocietyMyers Inn Museum45 S Columbus St, Sunburywww.bigwalnuthistory.org  “Walk Around Sunbury Square”, with Polly Horn Mar 15, 7:00 […]

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  • History of the Lucy Depp Settlement

    The Delaware County Historical Society presents The History of the Lucy Depp Settlement Historic Community February is Black History Month […]

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  • Local History Programs – Feb 2021

    Look here to find local history programs offered by the member organizations of The Delaware County History Network. click the […]

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  • Walk around Sunbury Square

    Walk Around the Sunbury Squarewith Polly Horn, Curator of the Myers Inn Museum Big Walnut Area Historical Society is showing […]

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  • Delaware Art Walk

    Arts Castle creates Delaware Art Walk Posted on January 15, 2021 by Dillon Davis Entertainment options are in short supply […]

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  • Mark Twain came to Delaware County

    When Delaware County Welcomed: Mark Twain By: 1808Delaware – Dec 16, 2020 – Updated The date was February 10, 1885. That […]

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  • O’Shaughnessy Dam hydro-power

    Columbus to make electricity again with O’Shaughnessy Dam hydro plant refurbishment Bill Bush  wbush@gannett.com The last flickers of the city of […]

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  • Depp Cemetery disappearing

    DEPP CEMETERY HAS ALMOST DISAPPEARED by Carol Kender | January 2021 Many Shawnee Hills Residents are aware of the Lucy […]

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  • The Compromise of 1877

    The Delaware County Historical Society presents Perspectives on Rutherford B. Hayes and the Compromise of 1877 About The Program January […]

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Hours of Operation - Re-Opened

Meeker Homestead Museum
Re-Opened by Reservation only New Exhibit "Connecting Threads"
Nash House Museum
Sunday & Wednesday by Reservation Only Fully Furnished Victorian era Town Home
Cryder Historical Research Center
Sunday & Wednesday by Reservation Only Library, Newspapers Archive, Museum Local History Research