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Methodist Theological School - Delaware Ohio

The Delaware County Historical Society presents Methodist Theological SchoolFounding and HistoryPresented by Benjamin Hall, Jeff Jaynes, and Diane Lobody Starting at 7:00 pm Methodist Theological School About the Program Presented by: Benjamin Hall, Jeff Jaynes, and Diane Lobody Speakers from The Methodist Theological School of Ohio (MTSO) will enlighten us to the founding and history […]

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New Signage - The Barn at Stratford - Meeker Homestead - Delaware Ohio

As the stewards of our county’s history, we know that history is being made during these extraordinary days. We are observing with Governor DeWine’s “Stay at Home” order, and mass gathering ban to ensure safety to our employees, volunteers, visitors, and event participants. This required: Cancellation of our programs Postponement of the opening of the […]

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Delaware Map 1816

Delaware On The Map: The Beginning March 9, 2020 original post This spring, we begin a new series, “Delaware On The Map,” which looks at how local history is revealed on maps — maps of the area, county, and nation. Students of local lore will know that the city of Delaware had its origins in […]

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Postponed

Due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Ohio, Governor DeWine has just issued a ban on community gatherings of 100 people or more. Because we typically have more than 100 people at our programs, the History of the Columbus Zoo program, scheduled for Wednesday, March 18th, will be postponed to a yet, undetermined […]

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The “Big Ear” was a Radio Telescope that listened for radio signals from space. The Ohio State University Radio Observatory was operated on the grounds of Ohio Wesleyan Univerity’s The Perkins Observatory in Delaware Ohio from 1963 to 1998.  The radio observatory was part of OSU’s Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) project.  Dr. John D. […]

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Columbus Zoo logo - Powell - Delaware County Ohio

The Delaware County Historical Society presents:The History of The Columbus Zoo In 1927, the Columbus City Council voted to create a zoo to house reindeer that were purchased for a hugely successful Columbus Dispatch Christmas promotion.  A 6-acre tract of land was purchased on the O’Shaughnessy reservoir that became the home of the Columbus Zoo.  […]

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The Meeker Homestead Museum of the Delaware County Historical Society Over the winter recess, curator Benny Shoults has created a new featured exhibit and much more to the historical Forrest Meeker 1828 Home. The Museum Opening is Postponed due to Covid-19 virus event ban New Featured Exhibit: Connecting Threads “CONNECTING  THREADS” will showcase the county’s […]

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Good Day Columbus Cam Around Town: Delaware Community Spotlight On Friday, February 28, 2020, Cameron Fontana and his crew came to Delaware Ohio to show Central Ohio some of the great things going on in Delaware County. The broadcast included three segments at Delaware County Historical Society facilities. Cam with Curator Maggie Webb at the […]

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Woodward Library Program

February 21, 2020 by Glenn Battishill Fourth grade students at Woodward Elementary in Delaware conducted unusual research in the library this week while taking part in a scavenger hunt designed to teach them about local black historical figures. The project was led by English learners teacher Breanne Reamsnider and was the result of a partnership […]

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The Delaware County Historical Society announces the election of Board Members and Officers Recently two new members were welcomed to serve on the board of directors for the Delaware County Historical Society: Ceena Dinovo Baker, a lifelong Delaware resident, was elected to serve a three-year term from 1/2020 to 12/2022.  She previously served on the […]

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