• Come to the Society's 2017 Volunteer Fair.

    Learn how your skills and talents can bring Delaware County's historical heritage to life. Make your own history by helping us preserve, promote, and present Delaware County History.

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  • The Meeker House

    After moving west from his birth state of Vermont in 1797, Forrest Meeker tried settling in Pennsylvania, Southern Ohio, and Kentucky, before finally choosing the partially cleared 624 acre farm along the west bank of the Olentangy River in 1811, just south of a new settlement called Delaware.

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  • The Nash House

    Built in 1878 for Thomas and Mina Slattery, grandparents of Dr. George Parker of Delaware, the residence was purchased by William Henry Nash and his wife Emeline in 1885 and it remained in the Nash family until 1954 when Miss Pauline Nash presented the house to the Delaware County Historical Society. Eugene Nash added the front porch after 1916.

    History of the Nash House
  • Garth Oberlander Barn

    Forrest Meeker left Vermont in 1797 and tried settling in in Pennsylvania, Southern Ohio, and Kentucky before buying 624 partially-cleared acres along the Olentangy River, including a wooden grist mill on the river, from John Beard in 1811.

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  • Delaware County's Farming Heritage

    The Farming Heritage Window Display present object and photographs from Delaware County's rich heritage in farming. Old hand farm implements were what the earliest settlers used to break and clear the wooded land for farming.

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  • Invest in the future of Our History

    The Capital Campaign is raising funds to ensure our historical properties are there to tell future generations the story of our County’s rich history.

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Our mission is to promote and sustain interest in the history of Delaware County, Ohio through historical preservation and education.

We feature tours for school groups as well as individuals

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Our Collections: Photographs and Documents

You have access to a large part of our collection through our PastPerfect Online website

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Delaware County History Programs

Interesting presentations about Our History by our own experts and invited guest speakers.

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Historic Walks and Strolls

Self guided walks and strolls through Delaware can be downloaded, or viewed on Google Maps.

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Curriculum Support for Delaware County Schools

On-site and Off-site programs and activities to bring Delaware County History to life in the classroom.

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Hours of Operation at the Nash House Museum and Cryder Historical Research Center

Sunday 2 to 5 PM Wednesday 10 to Noon and 1 to 5 PM

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