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Events are activities of interest to the Society, its members and friends. Events may be sponsored by the Society, Held at a Society property, or neither but of interest.

Little Brown Jug Way - Honorary Street Sign

POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 BY DELAWARE GAZETTEBy Dillon Davis – cdavis@aimmediamidwest.com Although the 75th running of the Little Brown Jug will be run today with little fanfare as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the race’s importance to the community is not wavering. On Saturday, the race was immortalized at the Delaware County Fairgrounds with the honorary […]

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Little Brown Jug Historic Marker

POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 BY JOSHUA KEERANSpecial to The Gazette – delnews@aimmediamidwest.com Over the last year, volunteers at the Delaware County Historical Society (DCHS) have been working on an oral history project to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the running of the Little Brown Jug harness race. Hundreds of hours were spent interviewing people associated with the […]

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The Delaware County Historical Society presents Little Brown Jug Program Featuring Jay Wolf and Roger Huston with Richard Leavy as moderator About Little Brown Jug Program Moderator Richard Leavy introduces the program. Two presenters, Roger Huston, the long-time announcer, and Jay Wolf, the unofficial historian of the race, will describe their experiences and comment on […]

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Womens Suffrage - Salem Ohio Convention

The Delaware County Historical Society Presents a Virtual ProgramWomen’s Suffrage in Delaware County Ohio This program celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment. August 26th was selected as the date for the program because it is the actual date the amendment was certified by U.S. Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby, and women finally achieved […]

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The Delaware County Historical Society is announcing plans to reopen on July 8 The Delaware County Historical Society will reopen on Wednesday, July 8, after nearly four months of temporary closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Opening will be the Cryder Historical Center including the Research Library and the Nash House Museum as well as […]

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Landmarks Of Delaware County: Slocum Hall By: 1808Delaware   28 JUN , 2020   original post One of the historic gems on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University is gaining new shine these days. The University is undertaking an $11-million project to renovate Slocum Hall, including the restoration of its iconic Reading Room and its 70-foot-by-20-foot leaded glass […]

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The Meeker Homestead Museum of the Delaware County Historical Society Re-Opens July 8, 2020 By Reservation Only. After an extended winter recess due to Covid-19, the Meeker Homestead Museum will again welcome visitors. The historical Forrest Meeker 1823 home has a new featured exhibit and much more. In compliance with the Responsible Restart Ohio, the […]

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The Delaware County Historical Society is pleased to present a Sidewalk Exhibit of Delaware History:Connecting Threads The Sandusky Street display window of The Hair Studio presents: Connecting Threads: The importance of early weaving and quilt making in Delaware County As we wander Delaware County today, we encounter many sheep farms. That was also true hundreds […]

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The Delaware County Historical Society Presents a Virtual ProgramArchaeology along the Olentangy June 17, 2020Wednesday 7:00pm – 8:30 pm Virtual Program Archaeology in theOlentangy River Valley and Stratford Area Dr. Burks will talk about local archaeology sites like Worthington Works, Orange Township Works, and the Holder-Wright Group. He will also review an archaeological site located […]

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Route 36 Book Cover

The Delaware County Historical Society Presents a Virtual ProgramRoute 36: Ohio to Colorado – America’s Heartland Highway May 13, 2020Wednesday Starting at 7pm Virtual Program Route 36: Ohio to Colorado – America’s Heartland Highway EVERYONE KNOWS about Route 66. Now it’s time to discover the nextGreat American Road Trip—Route 36   Tracing a path from the […]

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