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Landmarks Of Delaware County: Slocum Hall By: 1808Delaware   28 JUN , 2020   original post One of the historic gems on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University is gaining new shine these days. The University is undertaking an $11-million project to renovate Slocum Hall, including the restoration of its iconic Reading Room and its 70-foot-by-20-foot leaded glass […]

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The Powell Liberty Historical Society is happy to announce that our programs and events are returning after a long hiatus due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Our next event will be a Downtown Powell Walking Tour Monday, July 13, 2020, 7:00 PM at Martin-Perry House Walking Tour of Downtown Powell, lead by Sherry Carmichael, a longtime […]

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The Meeker Homestead Museum of the Delaware County Historical Society Re-Opens July 8, 2020 By Reservation Only. After an extended winter recess due to Covid-19, the Meeker Homestead Museum will again welcome visitors. The historical Forrest Meeker 1823 home has a new featured exhibit and much more. In compliance with the Responsible Restart Ohio, the […]

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The Big Give 2020 - Delaware County Historical Society

Support the Delaware County Historical Society during The Big Give 2020 on June 10-11th. By donating through the Columbus Foundation, your gift will be boosted on a pro-rata basis thanks to a $1 million+ Bonus Pool made possible by generous donors and corporate sponsors. All donations will be amplified and all credit card fees will […]

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The Delaware County Historical Society is pleased to present a Sidewalk Exhibit of Delaware History:Connecting Threads The Sandusky Street display window of The Hair Studio presents: Connecting Threads: The importance of early weaving and quilt making in Delaware County As we wander Delaware County today, we encounter many sheep farms. That was also true hundreds […]

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The Delaware County Historical Society Presents a Virtual ProgramArchaeology along the Olentangy June 17, 2020Wednesday 7:00pm – 8:30 pm Virtual Program Archaeology in theOlentangy River Valley and Stratford Area Dr. Burks will talk about local archaeology sites like Worthington Works, Orange Township Works, and the Holder-Wright Group. He will also review an archaeological site located […]

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Route 36 Book Cover

The Delaware County Historical Society Presents a Virtual ProgramRoute 36: Ohio to Colorado – America’s Heartland Highway May 13, 2020Wednesday Starting at 7pm Virtual Program Route 36: Ohio to Colorado – America’s Heartland Highway EVERYONE KNOWS about Route 66. Now it’s time to discover the nextGreat American Road Trip—Route 36   Tracing a path from the […]

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Bicentennial Barn - McCammon Creek Park

McCammon Creek Park is the name of the newest property for Preservation Parks of Delaware County. March 17, 2020 by GARY BUDZAK The PPDC Board unanimously approved the name change at its meeting Friday at Hogback Ridge. McCammon Creek Park is near the Alum Creek Reservoir in Orange Township. The park consists of three areas, […]

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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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