Add your single artifact or large collection to our collections
and take your place in history!
Every year, new photographs, archives and artifacts are added to the Delaware County Historical Society collections through the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations. These donations help us fulfill our mission to promote and sustain interest in the history of Delaware County, Ohio, through historic preservation.
Items made in, used in, or about or by – Delaware City/County. At the moment we are very interested in items from 1800 – 1850.
Objects: Clothing, toys, tools, furniture, memorabilia, personal items, etc.
Photos: Especially identified photos but old photos of places in Delaware City/County are very welcome. We may be able to identify some. We are happy to receive photos on loan to digitize and return the lender with a digital copy of the photo.
Archives: Records created by local organizations, businesses, government, and reminisces of Delaware City/County residents, unpublished manuscripts, etc.
Books: About Delaware City/County or by Delaware Residents
Why We Do This:
- Answer Questions about the history of the county
- Write articles about the history of Delaware County
- Create instructional materials for teachers
- Set exhibits at the Hair Studio in Delaware, Nash House Museum, and the Meeker House Museum
- Preserve the history of the County
- Share the history of Delaware with children
Frequently asked questions:
Does the Delaware County Historical Society do appraisals and will they appraise my donation for monetary value?
Can I receive a tax deduction for my donation?
How are potential donations received?
Does the Delaware County Historical Society accept long-term loans?
If I donate an artifact to the Delaware County Historical Society, will it be returned to me at my request?
Tell us what you would like to donate; send us an email E-mail Us or Call us 740-369-3831