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On Make a Difference Day (Oct 22) 2016, a squad of nineteen 14 year-olds from North Union High School descended on The Barn at Stratford. The volunteers were led by Haley Schellin a mathematics teacher at North Union High School. Their mission: To Make a Difference by completing some much needed landscape improvements to the Meeker […]

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The Delaware County Historical Society and its Education Curriculum Support Committee hosted approximately 100 third-grade students from the Delaware City Smith Elementary School to The Early Delaware Tour on Wednesday, October 26th. The students arrived at the Cryder Center on Williams Street by school bus at 9:30am to begin the local history adventure.  The large […]

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The Delaware County Historical Society will hold its 2016 Annual Meeting on November 9 at 7:00pm. The meeting will be held at The Barn at Stratford, the Society’s historic event venue. After last year’s captivating Annual Meeting program “The Discovery of Fort Morrow”, the Society is excited to offer a speaker acquainted with early life […]

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Delaware Gazette By Morgyn Cooper – mcooper@civitasmedia.com The Mitchell family, living in the Ostrander/Radnor area of Delaware County, has donated 17 Civil War-era letters that they found in their attic to the Delaware County District Library.“Since there aren’t many Mitchells left in Delaware, we wanted to give the letters to the library, so they could […]

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The Delaware County Historical Society received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Ohio Local History Alliance, and the Ohio History Connection, for their Tote Bag program. The Tote Bag Program This program was originally developed in 2012 by the Society’s Education Curriculum Support Committee. It was formed when teachers in 3rd-Grade classrooms spoke to the […]

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Franklinton Historical Society Promoting interest in Franklinton history…nurturing a sense of pride in the Franklinton area Phantoms of the Dark: Female Spies of the Civil War 6:30 pm Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Presented by author Jeane Candido The Civil War left no one untouched. The cause called brave men and women to reach beyond their […]

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Following a rousing success at the Delaware County Fair, The Delaware County Historical Society is pleased to announce that noted local historian Mr. Brent Carson will be presenting a Historical Society Program: “Gas Stations of Delaware County” Oct 18, 2016 at 7pm at The Barn at Stratford Each year, the Delaware County Historical Society chooses […]

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Metro Parks will offer a slide presentation by Valerie Mattingley on the history of area that is now Highbanks Metro Park. Plow, Pigs, & People: Highbanks 1850-1866 If you wonder about the Highbanks area in the early days, this program is for you.  The presentation begins with a brief look-back at the era of the […]

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The Delaware County Historical Society held a Dinner at The Barn at Stratford.  The event is in support of The Society’s Capital Campaign and it’s efforts to restore, preserve, and  enhance the Meeker House and Oberlander Barn to serve the Delaware County Community into the future. This year 2016 launched the Delaware County Historical Society […]

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  Jenni Salamon, coordinator of the Ohio Newspaper Project, discussed digitized Delaware newspapers today: “Unearthing History with Delaware Newspapers on Ohio Memory and Chronicling America” The Delaware County Historical Society has made the Delaware Daily Journal Herald newspaper for 1916 and 1917 available online at OhioMemory.org, a service of Ohio History Connection. The presentation explained […]

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