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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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Brent Carson - Paul Revere

Brent Carson talks as Paul Revere at the Big Walnut Area Historical Society  APRIL 9, 2021BY JOSHUA KEERAN Paul Revere – The Legend, The Myth, and The Patriot Man SUNBURY — Who was the real Paul Revere? Brent Carson tells sides of Revere unknown to most in his YouTube presentation, “The Legend, The Myth, The Patriot […]

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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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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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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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Kosciusko Polish Patriot History Marker

As It Were: Polish Patriot Thaddeus Kosciusko left mark in central Ohio despite never living here Ed Lentz Guest columnistMarch 8, 2021 When driving north on Riverside Drive out of Dublin and toward O’Shaughnessy Dam and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, beautiful homes, spacious landscapes and the Scioto River may be observed. A quite large glacial boulder […]

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Van Young - Civil War researcher - Fort Sumter

The Battle of Fort Sumter – First Shots of the Civil War The First Battle of Fort Sumter began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate artillery fired on the Union garrison. These were the first shots of the war and continued all day, watched by many civilians in a celebratory spirit. The fort had been […]

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