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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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Delawarre County's Early Settlers & American Indians - Program

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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Lucy Depp Park - Depp Settlement - Community

The Delaware County Historical Society presents The History of the Lucy Depp Settlement Historic Community February is Black History Month Celebrating Black History MonthThe History of the first Black-Owned farm in Delaware County and part of the Underground Railroad – Lucy Depp Settlement. February 18, 2021Thursday 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Virtual via Zoom and […]

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Depp Cemetery - Aurelius Depp

DEPP CEMETERY HAS ALMOST DISAPPEARED by Carol Kender | January 2021 Many Shawnee Hills Residents are aware of the Lucy Depp community on Harriott Road just north of our village. But a lot do not know the history. Two historical Markers at the barn tell most of the story. But they leave out the fact […]

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The Delaware County Historical Society February Black History Month Program: Hidden CommunitiesAfrican Americans in Ohio February 19th Wednesday Starting at 7pm The Barn at Stratford Hidden Communities: Discovering African American History in Rural Ohio The Society has been identifying and sharing the history of hidden communities in Delaware County – Lucy Depp, Africa, Delaware’s 2nd […]

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E.W.B. Curry honored by Delaware City On Wednesday, Oct. 9, the City of Delaware unveiled an honorary street sign commemorating the life and work of Elmer Washington Bryant Curry (1871-1930), who was the first African American teacher in Delaware and founder of the Curry Institute. The honorary street sign was installed on Wednesday, Oct. 9, […]

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Frederick Douglass - History Program - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware Ohio

The Delaware County Historical Societypresents Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass was a runaway slave, self-educated man, author, noted speaker, activist in civil rights and human rights, and the first black man to hold high office in the US Government. Frederick Douglass in Delaware Ohio June 6, 1856 – Speaking at Templar Hall (Kern Building) November 20, […]

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The Shed Kitchen School - The Curry School - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware Ohio

The Delaware County Historical SocietypresentsThe story of a courageous and ambitious young African American man born in 1871 and raised in Delaware Ohio. At the young age of 17, he started a school that was called “The Place of Knowledge for Old and Young”. That man is Elmer Washington Bryant Curry and his school was […]

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Black History Celebration - Delaware Ohio - Delaware County Historical Society

The Delaware African American Heritage Councilin partnership withThe Delaware County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committeeand The Delaware City SchoolsPresentsDelaware Ohio’s 1st Annual Black History Celebration “What Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream Means To Me, Today” When: Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm Location: Willis Education Center, 74 W. William Street, Delaware (map) […]

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Lucy Depp - Columbus Dispatch - Map Showing Location

Where We Live | The Lucy Depp neighborhood: Living black history By Mark Ferenchik, The Columbus Dispatch If you drive along Dublin Road past Shawnee Hills in Delaware County, you’ll probably zoom past a sign that reads: “Lucy Depp Park, EST. 1926 by Robert Goode.” Of course, there’s a story behind the sign, one deeper […]

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