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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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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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Underground Railroard - History Program - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware Ohio

The Delaware County Historical Society presents an encore of the selloutVoices of the Underground RailroadA Reader’s Theater March 1st Sunday Starting at 1:30pm The Barn at Stratford About the Program Produced and presented by: the Delaware County Historical Society Curriculum Support Committee The program is a series of 10 vignettes about the Underground Railroad (UGRR) […]

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Hair Studio Window - Exhibit - Black History Month - Delaware County Historical Society

The Delaware County Historical Society is pleased to present a Sidewalk Exhibit of Delaware History:Black History Month: Notable Delaware County African Americans The Sandusky Street display window of The Hair Studio presents: Notable Delaware County African Americans Delaware County has a deep history filled with notable African Americans, small African American communities, and Underground Railroad […]

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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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Early Delaware County Inhabitants - Brent Carson with Jim Siler as Gunsmith

The Delaware County Historical Society Curriculum Support Committee announces a new program for elementary students about the early Delaware County Inhabitants Early Settlers and the American Indian in Delaware County. The initial programs were presented on Nov 21 and 22 to about 140 students, teachers and parent chaperones from Delaware City’s Schultz Elementary School. The […]

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