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

News

  • DCHS expands hours and access

    As of June 2nd,  Cryder Historical Center, the Nash House Museum and the Research Library, will be open on Sundays […]

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  • Historic train station to be revitalized

    New life is set to be breathed back into Delaware’s historic CSX rail depot. Columbus-based investment and development firm RiverWest Partners, which purchased the building in 2019 from CSX Transportation, plans to redevelop the depot into a “community destination” that could include a restaurant and office space.

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  • Historical Society Receives Grant To Digitize Delaware Newspaper

    The Delaware County Historical Society again wins a grant to digitize historic issues of Delaware County Ohio Newspapers. Across Ohio, […]

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  • Landmarks Of Delaware County: OWU Student Observatory

    The Delaware landmark on West William Street, the OWU Student Observatory was Hiram Perkins’s own observatory at the Ohio Wesleyan […]

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  • Historic Tour of Delaware’s Second Ward

    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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  • Carson talks Revere at Big Walnut

    Brent Carson talks as Paul Revere at the Big Walnut Area Historical Society  APRIL 9, 2021BY JOSHUA KEERAN Paul Revere – […]

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  • Landmarks Of Delaware County: The Delaware Post Office Building

    The landmark Delaware Post Office Building in Delaware Ohio now serves as the Ross Art Museum of the Ohio Wesleyan […]

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  • Historic Jail to be sold

    Historic jail and sheriff’s home to be sold to Delaware County Historical Society DELAWARE — Two years ago, the Delaware […]

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  • April 2021 Local History Programs

    Big Walnut Area Historical SocietyMyers Inn Museum45 S Columbus St, Sunburywww.bigwalnuthistory.org  Myers Inn Museum – Open Saturdays for timed ticket […]

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  • History of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

    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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Hours of Operation - Re-Opened

Meeker Homestead Museum
Re-Opened by Reservation only Current 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