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. […]Continue Reading...
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) […]Continue Reading...
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 […]Continue Reading...
The Delaware County Historical Society January Local History Program: Delaware County’s Last Covered BridgeA program about a vanishing heritage The Last Covered Bridge in Delaware County January 15th Wednesday Starting at 7pm The Barn at Stratford Presented by David Simmons David Simmons is an advocate, photographer, author, contributor, and speaker on Covered Bridges. He is […]Continue Reading...
The Delaware County Historical Society invites you to experience a Victorian Christmas Open House at Delaware’s historic Nash House Victorian Christmas Open House Hours December 7th (Sat) 2:00 – 5:00pm 8th (Sun) 3:30pm – 5:30pm Victorian Christmas Open House Nash House Museum157 East William St – Delaware OH Click For Directions to the Nash House […]Continue Reading...
The Delaware County Historical Society has arranged to offer Old Jail Tours at the historic Delaware County Sheriff’s Residence and Jail Saturday, October 26, 2019 2 – 4 pmat the historic Delaware County Sheriff’s Residence and Jail20 West Central St, Delaware OhioTour Leaders: Brent Carson and Dave Hejmanowski Guided tours of our iconic historic jail […]Continue Reading...
The Delaware County Historical Society will conduct walks through our history and people on anOak Grove Cemetery Walk Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 Starting at 1:00pm, Last Tour 4:00pm Meet the citizens from Delaware’s past. Costumed interpreters will share their stories at tombstones throughout the cemetery. You won’t want to miss this completely NEW tour. New […]Continue Reading...
Jug Day as much about history, community as harness racing By Dean Narciso The Columbus Dispatch – Sep 16, 2019 DELAWARE — To truly understand the lore of the Little Brown Jug, you should listen to the old-timers, those who were there at the beginning. Their stories, passed through generations, are the foundation of the […]Continue Reading...
The Delaware County Historical Society presents Little Brown Jug Memories Delaware’s Famous Harness Race Sept 12th Thursday Open at 6pmStart at 7pm The Barn at Stratford Organized by the LBJ Oral History Project About Little Brown Jug Memories Part I – Hearing Their Memories Two presenters, Roger Huston, the long-time announcer, and Jay Wolf, unofficial […]Continue Reading...
The Delaware County Historical Society will conductTours of Historic Stratford Mill TownRecognised on the National Register of Historic Places Sunday, August 11th From 2 :00- 5:00 Barn at Stratford About the Tour This tour will include 10 stops at historic buildings in the Stratford Mill Town. It provides the opportunity to learn the history of […]Continue Reading...