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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.

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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OWU Ross Art Museum - Post Office

The landmark Delaware Post Office Building in Delaware Ohio now serves as the Ross Art Museum of the Ohio Wesleyan University. The early decades of the 20th century saw public buildings built across the country, each making a statement about the importance of institutions housed inside their walls. And, as a bustling city with a […]

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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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Delaware County History Network

Big Walnut Area Historical SocietyMyers Inn Museum45 S Columbus St, Sunburywww.bigwalnuthistory.org  Myers Inn Museum – Open Saturdays for timed ticket reservations Call to reserve (740) 965-3582       Apr 1 – 30th “Paul Revere- The Legend, The Myth, & The Patriot”, by Brent Carson on YouTube  YouTube Program @ http://BigWalnutHistory.org Delaware County Historical SocietyMeeker Homestead MuseumThe […]

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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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Old Genoa Township Hall to be moved down the road The historic building at the corner of Tussic Street Road and Big Walnut Road, which once served as the Genoa Township Hall, will be relocated not too far away from its present location. As for the historic building, the words “Genoe Town House 1880” are […]

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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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