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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.

Join us for these Programs and Events

American Indians, Then and Now – Stacey Halfmoon, Director of American Indian Relations, Ohio History Connection
Thursday, January 17, at 7pm – at William Street United Methodist Church – More Information

Underground Railroard - History Program - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware OhioVoices from the Underground Railroad – Presented by the DCHS Curriculum Support Committee
Wednesday, February 13, at 7pm – at William Street United Methodist Church – More InformationReserve Seats

Volunteer Orientation
Saturday, March 9, at 10am – at Cryder Research Library

Fighting For Freedom - Civil War History - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware OhioFighting for Freedom: the United States Colored Troops in the Civil War – Anthony Gibbs, Local History Manager, Ohio History Connection and Traveling Artist
Thursday, March 21, at 7pm at William Street United Methodist Church – More InformationReserve Seats

Volunteer Recognition Event
Wednesday, April 10, at 7pm – the Barn at Stratford

The Curry School - Prof E W B Curry - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware Ohio

Curry School, 1890s private school in Delaware
Thursday, April 18, at 7pm – the Barn at Stratford – More InformationReserve Seats

World Wide Games - Delaware Ohio - Steve Schmitt - Mary Lea Bailey - local history Program - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware Ohio

World Wide Games – history of this well-known Delaware firm making wooden games   Steve Schmitt, DCHS researcher
Thursday, May 16, at 7pm – the Barn at Stratford – More InformationReserve Seats 
Sponsored by Willow Brook Christian Communities

Delaware Arts Festival – visit our booth
Saturday/Sunday May 18 – 19 – Downtown Delaware

His Story, Her Story, Your Story – History Camp Exploring History Through Cemeteries – DCHS Curriculum Support Team
Mon-Thur, June 3 – 6,  Daily 9 am -3pm – More Information
Sponsored by Rotary Foundation of Delaware County

Frederick Douglass – Reenacted by Tracey Sumner Sr.
Thursday, June 20 at 7pm at William Street United Methodist Church – More InformationReserve Seats
Sponsored by Hilborn Insurance

Boomerang - Chet Snouffer - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware OhioBoomerang History  – Delaware Connection and Demonstration by Chet Snouffer
Sunday, July 14, at 6pm on the Meeker lawn at the Barn at Stratford –More InformationReserve Seats
Sponsored by Fidelity Federal Savings and Loan

Adventures in Archaeology – History camp for students
Mon-Fri, July 29 – August 2, Daily 9am – 4pm, More Information

Stratford Historic Marker*Tour of Stratford Community and Church
Sunday, August 11, from 2 to 5pm. Parking & Tour Shuttle Start at the Barn at Stratford – More InformationPurchase Tickets
Sponsored by Dave Kerr, Architect

Little Brown Jug - Sovenir License Plate

Little Brown Jug Memories – by the LBJ Oral History Project
Thursday, September 12, at 7 pm at the Barn at Stratford  – More InformationReserve Seats
Sponsored by SourcePoint, Willow Brook Christian Communities, Fidelity Federal Savings and Loan, All-Win Stables and All-Win Electric LLC

Delaware County Fair – visit our booth
September 14 – 21st – Delaware County Fairgrounds – Merchant Bldg

Oak Grove Cemetery Walk 2019*Oak Grove Cemetery Walk – reenactors will portray notable county residents buried there
Sunday, October 13, at 1 pm – More InformationPurchase Tickets

Old Jail Tours - Historic Property - Sheriff's Residence and Jail - Delaware Ohio - Delaware County Historical SocietyOld Jail Tour at the historic Delaware County Jail – Brent Carson and Dave Hejmanowski – Guided tours of our iconic historic jail facility that housed prisoners from 1878 to 1988.
Saturday, October 26 from 2 – 4pm – 20 West Central Ave, Delaware – More InformationReserve Tour Place

Delaware County Historical Society Annual Meeting – Tom Burns, re-enacting Hiram Perkins, founder of the OWU Perkins Observatory.
Wednesday, November 13, at 7pm at the Barn at Stratford
Sponsored by Manos, Martin & Pergram Co., LPA

Nash House Holiday Open House
Sunday, December 1
Located at 157 East William Street, this beautiful 1878 Victorian house will be festively decorated for the holiday season. Refreshments will be served.  

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You can view and download a PDF DCHS 2019 Program List.

So we can provide adequate seating, pre-registration for programs on Eventbrite.com is strongly recommended – DCHS Eventbrite Events or call the Delaware County Historical Society for assistance.
*Limited seating: tickets available on Eventbrite.com Members—$10/Non Members—$20. Additional $5 charge at door  

You can view a listing of the society’s prior years programs and events.

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