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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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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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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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The Delaware County Historical Society’s Spring Plant and Flower Sale. Online ordering thru May 6th. Contact-free pickup at the Barn at Stratford May 17th.

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NBC4i featured the Delaware County Historical Society’s White House Easter Egg collection on the evening news. White House Easter eggs on display at Delaware Co. Historical Society by: Audrey Hasson DELAWARE COUNTY, Ohio (WCMH) — The 2021 White House Easter Egg Roll will not take place in-person this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but […]

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Delaware's Historic Counthouse - Latest Finds

Delaware’s Historic Courthouse: Latest finds include 124-year-old penny, possible liquor stash Delaware’s Historic Courthouse – in operation since 1869 at 117 N. Union St. – still had some secrets to reveal during its recent renovation. As 2020 drew to a close, contractors were finishing a roughly $9.5 million renovation project that has modernized the building […]

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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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The Bee Hive - Ghost Sign - Delaware Art Walk

Arts Castle creates Delaware Art Walk Posted on January 15, 2021 by Dillon Davis Entertainment options are in short supply as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on throughout the country, but The Arts Castle has created a safe way to get out and enjoy Delaware’s artistic side with a self-guided art walk through the heart of […]

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