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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.

We Collect

Items made in, used in, or about or by – Delaware City/County.  At the moment we are very interested in items from 1800 – 1850.

Dental Cabinet -
Mr. Nicholas Wagner made this dentist cabinet prior to 1890.

Objects: Clothing, toys, tools, furniture, memorabilia, personal items, etc.

1913 Family Reunion - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware Ohio
1913 photo of the Williams/Lewis family reunion, at the Pugh farm.

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.

1800's Day Books - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware, Ohio
Day books from the S.P. Shur Company purveyor of dry goods, 1854—1890s

Archives: Records created by local organizations, businesses, government, and reminisces of Delaware City/County residents, unpublished manuscripts, etc.

Railway History Book - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware Ohio
History of the Columbus, Delaware, and Marion electric railway.

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:

Tell us what you would like to donate; send us an email E-mail Us or Call us 740-369-3831