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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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2019 Delaware County Fair - Delaware County Historical Society - Fair Booth - Delaware Ohio

The Delaware County Fair 2019 is here again and the Delaware County Historical Society has a great new booth exhibit: School Days One Room Schools and Early Education The exhibit included photographs of one-room schoolhouses, or its location, the Brent Carson and Brad Cowan captured on their mission to find as many of the 200 […]

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Little Brown Jug Program - Jay Wolf - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware Ohio

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 […]

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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 […]

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2018 Delaware County Fair - Railroad History - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware Ohio

It’s Delaware County Fair time again and the Delaware County Historical Society has a great new booth exhibit: Delaware County Railroad History The exhibit includes rare photographs of trains, CD&M cars, disaster photos, maps of routes and the people of the railroad. We have railroad artifacts available for viewing and a real  engine bell used […]

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Come to the Delaware County Fair 2018 and visit the Delaware County Historical Society’s exhibit “History of Rail Transportation in Delaware County”   As you drive through Delaware County, you notice it is criss-crossed by railroad tracks.  Those railroad tracks powered the growth of Ohio and Delaware County for many decades.  The railroads brought people, […]

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Some of life’s favorite times are spent eating out with family and friends, and create a stream of wonderful memories. The Delaware County Historical Society’s 2017 theme “Restaurants and Ice Cream Parlors” will open the flood gates of those wonderful times in Delaware County. Come to the Merchants Building to see: An original Bun’s booth […]

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