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The Society presents programs throughout the year. We do this in support of our mission to “promote and sustain interest in the history of Delaware County”. These programs are open to the Delaware County community and the general public. Come join us, learn and share about our rich Delaware County History.

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Join us for these Programs and Events

While the uncertainty of the pandemic remains, we will continue to have our programs broadcast as virtual events until it is safe to, once again, hold them in person.

Stories of a Community: Historic Tour of Delaware’s Second Ward

Collins Banks Store - Delaware Ohio - Second Ward

Presented by Watson Walker, Sr., Society Volunteer

To Be Rescheduled
*May 1(Sat) & 2(Sun) at 1pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm
Van Tour More InfoTicketing


That’s Entertainment: Opera Houses in the City of Delaware

Presented by Benny Shoults, Society Volunteer

Wednesday, August 18 at 7pm


* Young and Old Rutherford B. Hayes Walking Tour

Reenacted by Devon Hardwick and Bill Rietz, Society Volunteers

Sunday, October 3 at 1pm, 2:30pm, and 4 pm


Ghost Towns and Stories in Delaware County

Presented by Rick Helwig, Director – Center for Ghost Town Research in Ohio 

Tuesday, October 19 at 7pm


Delaware County Historical Society Annual Meeting:  Frank Packard Homes in Delaware               

Presented by Barb Powers, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, and Architectural Historian at the Ohio History Connection

Wednesday, November 17 at 7pm


Holiday Open House – Location to be announced

Saturday, December 4 – 2pm to 5pm and Sunday, December 5 – 2pm to 5:30pm


Programs are free unless otherwise noted (*)
*Ticketed Event – available on Eventbrite – Members will receive a discount.

So we can provide adequate seating, pre-registration on Eventbrite is strongly recommended – DCHS Eventbrite Events or call the Delaware County Historical Society for assistance.

View a listing of our prior years’ programs and events.

Thank You to our Program Sponsors


And the Charles and Betty Sheets Family Fund thorough the Delaware County Foundation.