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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 we are still under the COVID-19 pandemic, our programs will be held by using Zoom with registration on Eventbrite. Some may also be live streamed on Facebook.

Perspectives on Rutherford B. Hayes and the Compromise of 1877 – Panel Discussion

Compromise of 1877 Program - - Rutherford B. Hayes - Delawaware County Historical Society

Moderated by Bill Rietz

Tuesday, January 12 at 7pm 
Online More Info


The History of the Lucy Depp Settlement Historic Community, the first Black-Owned farm in Delaware County and part of the Underground Railroad

Lucy Depp Park - Depp Settlement - Community

Presented by the Abraham Depp readers from the Lucy Depp Civic Association   

Thursday, February 18 at 7pm
 Online More Info


Cultural Communities: Early Delaware County Settlers and American Indians, 1770-1850
Delawarre County's Early Settlers & American Indians - Program

Presented by Volunteers of
the Delaware County Historical Society 

Thursday, March 25 at 7pm
Recorded program – Online More Info Tickets

This program is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC).


History of the Columbus Zoo

Presented by Michael Kreger, Vice President of Conservation at the Columbus Zoo

Thursday, April 15 at 7pm 


Stories of a Community: Walking Tour of Delaware’s South End

Presented by Watson Walker, Sr., Society Volunteer

*Sunday, May 2 at 1pm and 3:30pm


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 of the 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 2020 Program Sponsors