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Historic Train Depot

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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The Delaware County Historical Society again wins a grant to digitize historic issues of Delaware County Ohio Newspapers. Across Ohio, historical societies and museums are putting the past into digital form. Through these efforts, photos and important paper documents are being stored in the most up-to-date format possible, thereby increasing the likelihood that they will […]

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OWU Student Observatory - Delaware Ohio

The Delaware landmark on West William Street, the OWU Student Observatory was Hiram Perkins’s own observatory at the Ohio Wesleyan University. In 1896, the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University welcomed a substantial new addition — a wonderful observatory constructed, according to a college catalogue of the time, “…after the most approved modern ideas.” The building was the […]

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Collins Banks Store - Delaware Ohio - 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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Brent Carson - Paul Revere

Brent Carson talks as Paul Revere at the Big Walnut Area Historical Society  APRIL 9, 2021BY JOSHUA KEERAN Paul Revere – The Legend, The Myth, and The Patriot Man SUNBURY — Who was the real Paul Revere? Brent Carson tells sides of Revere unknown to most in his YouTube presentation, “The Legend, The Myth, The Patriot […]

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OWU Ross Art Museum - Post Office

The landmark Delaware Post Office Building in Delaware Ohio now serves as the Ross Art Museum of the Ohio Wesleyan University. The early decades of the 20th century saw public buildings built across the country, each making a statement about the importance of institutions housed inside their walls. And, as a bustling city with a […]

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Old Delaware Jail - Delaware County Historical Society

Historic jail and sheriff’s home to be sold to Delaware County Historical Society DELAWARE — Two years ago, the Delaware County Commissioners rejected an opportunity to sell the historic county-owned jail and former sheriff’s home that sits atop a hill beside the historic courthouse just north of Downtown. The $156,000 offer from local attorney Michael […]

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Delaware County History Network

Big Walnut Area Historical SocietyMyers Inn Museum45 S Columbus St, Sunburywww.bigwalnuthistory.org  Myers Inn Museum – Open Saturdays for timed ticket reservations Call to reserve (740) 965-3582       Apr 1 – 30th “Paul Revere- The Legend, The Myth, & The Patriot”, by Brent Carson on YouTube  YouTube Program @ http://BigWalnutHistory.org Delaware County Historical SocietyMeeker Homestead MuseumThe […]

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Entrance to Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Zoombezi Bay adventure park

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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Old Jail

Building also served as sheriff’s residence By Gary Budzakon March 26, 2021 Delaware County’s former jail and sheriff’s residence at 20 W. Central Ave. in Delaware has been sold to the Delaware County Historical Society. The Delaware County Land Bank has agreed to sell the county’s old jail and sheriff’s residence at 20 W. Central […]

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