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Methodist Theological School - Delaware Ohio

The Delaware County Historical Society presents Methodist Theological SchoolFounding and HistoryPresented by Benjamin Hall, Jeff Jaynes, and Diane Lobody Starting at 7:00 pm Methodist Theological School About the Program Presented by: Benjamin Hall, Jeff Jaynes, and Diane Lobody Speakers from The Methodist Theological School of Ohio (MTSO) will enlighten us to the founding and history […]

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Delaware Map 1816

Delaware On The Map: The Beginning March 9, 2020 original post This spring, we begin a new series, “Delaware On The Map,” which looks at how local history is revealed on maps — maps of the area, county, and nation. Students of local lore will know that the city of Delaware had its origins in […]

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The “Big Ear” was a Radio Telescope that listened for radio signals from space. The Ohio State University Radio Observatory was operated on the grounds of Ohio Wesleyan Univerity’s The Perkins Observatory in Delaware Ohio from 1963 to 1998.  The radio observatory was part of OSU’s Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) project.  Dr. John D. […]

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Columbus Zoo logo - Powell - Delaware County Ohio

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.  […]

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The Meeker Homestead Museum of the Delaware County Historical Society Over the winter recess, curator Benny Shoults has created a new featured exhibit and much more to the historical Forrest Meeker 1828 Home. The Museum Opening is Postponed due to Covid-19 virus event ban New Featured Exhibit: Connecting Threads “CONNECTING  THREADS” will showcase the county’s […]

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Underground Railroard - History Program - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware Ohio

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) […]

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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 […]

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Early Delaware County Inhabitants - Brent Carson with Jim Siler as Gunsmith

The Delaware County Historical Society Curriculum Support Committee announces a new program for elementary students about the early Delaware County Inhabitants Early Settlers and the American Indian in Delaware County. The initial programs were presented on Nov 21 and 22 to about 140 students, teachers and parent chaperones from Delaware City’s Schultz Elementary School. The […]

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Historic Meeker House - Historic Home - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware Ohio

The Meeker Homestead Museum of the Delaware County Historical Society Open Sunday from 2pm to 5pm Sundays thru December 15 then closed for a Winter Recess. The winter recess is a time for curator Benny Shoults to implement new exhibits and other improvements to the museum. After the Winter Recess, The Museum will re-open in […]

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Last Covered Bridge - Chambers Road - Delaware Ohio - local history program - Delaware County Historical Society

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 […]

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