• Visit Our Historic Delaware County Properties

    Come into our historic properties and feel the history of Delaware County. Browse artifacts of long ago Delaware County in out museums. Research your own past among our books, newspapers, maps, and computers in our library.

    Discover our Historic Properties
  • Discover the Streetcars and Trains in 1920 Delaware

    The Dinkey streetcars and CD&M rail cars transported Delaware County people in the city, between Marion, Delaware, and Columbus. Visit the Meeker House Museum to discover our electric transit past.

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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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  • Quilting - Combining craft, art, family and history

    This Quilting Window Display presents examples from Delaware County's rich heritage in Quilting. You will see fine Quilting examples from the 1920's, 1950's, 1980's, and 1990's. Be sure not to miss this Hair Studio Window Display

    Directions to The Hair Studio
  • 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.

    Get the Full Story

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.

News

Hours of Operation

Meeker Homestead Museum - Re-opens Aug 13th Sunday 2 to 5pm

Nash House Museum - Sunday 2 to 5 PM, Wednesday 10 to Noon and 1 to 5 PM

Cryder Historical Research Center - Sunday 2 to 5 PM, Wednesday 10 to Noon and 1 to 5 PM

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