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Events are activities of interest to the Society, its members and friends. Events may be sponsored by the Society, Held at a Society property, or neither but of interest.

This Place Matters – Delaware Co. Jail

Celebrating National Historic Preservation Month Here is one of the most iconic structures in Delaware.  This landmark, located at 20 West Central Avenue, was built in 1878 as the Delaware County Sheriff’s Residence and Jail. Shown in the photo are Delaware County Historical Society volunteers Dave Hejmanowski and Jan Fleischmann.  They appreciate the beautiful architecture […]

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Railroads in Delaware County

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The Delaware County Historical Society presents Railroads in Delaware County Wednesday, June 13 at 7pm – The Barn at Stratford This entertaining and informative program is back by popular demand. Given by one of the leading authorities of early transportation in Delaware County:  Jack Hilborn.  This railroads presentation will include many historical photos of railroad […]

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Carlisle School visits Meeker House

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This morning (May 1), the historic 1820s Meeker Homestead hosted about 100 students from Carlisle Elementary School for a local history program.   Local History Program The children learned about: Pioneer life Early farming practices The Underground Railroad This educational program was developed by the Delaware County Historical Society’s Curriculum Support Committee, led by Karen […]

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History Display – Frank B. Willis

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The Delaware County Historical Society is pleased to present a Sidewalk Display of Delaware History: Frank B. Willis The Sandusky Street display window of The Hair Studio portrays the history of Delaware’s own Frank B. Willis. Why Frank B. Willis Many will recognize the name from the Frank B. Willis High School, or Willis Education […]

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First “This Place Matters” Photo

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Delaware County Historical Society takes the lead in the “This Place Matters” Campaign by posting the first photo, a photo of the front of The Barn at Stratford. This iconic 1848 Pennsylvania Dutch forebay barn, owned and managed by the Society, typifies 19th century farming in Delaware County. It’s hand-hewed beams, stone ends, and quality […]

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Notable Women from Delaware County

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The Delaware County Historical Society presents Notable Women from Delaware County A Program Celebrating Six Women Who Advanced Delaware County and Our World Wednesday, May 16 at 7pm – The Barn at Stratford The Notable Women Joan (Wipf) Lawrence – Public Servant/Volunteer/Nurse Sophia (Birchard) Hayes [1792 to 1866] Businesswoman/Farmer Mary Frances (Alston) Austin [1856 to […]

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2018 Volunteer Recognition at The Barn

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The Delaware County Historical Society held our annual Volunteer Recognition Event at The Barn at Stratford on April 19, 2018. The Society, almost entirely volunteer, takes this event to recognize the enormous contribution of all those who volunteer their time, talents, ideas, and enthusiasm to the benefit of the Society and the entire Delaware county […]

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Harlem Twp. Antique Roadshow

Harlem Township Heritage Presents Antique Roadshow Saturday, May 5 1-3pm Back of the Harlem Township Firehouse in Center Village, 3883 S St Rt 605 Galena, Ohio Identification and Value Estimates by Garth’s Auction House $5 per item looked at requested Always a fun event! Harlem Township Heritage is a partner in the Delaware County History […]

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Robbins Hunter Museum Re-Opens

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The Robbins Hunter Museum reopens on April 4! Come for a tour Wednesday through Saturday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. through December 29! In the gardens at RHM more than 400 varieties will bloom this spring . The weekend of April 14 and 15 in Granville will be a weekend to celebrate the cheerful harbinger […]

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The Ladies Sing for Suffrage – Kelton House

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KELTON HOUSE MUSEUM & GARDEN Interpreting Local History & the Decorative Arts Through the Eyes of the Fernando & Sophia Kelton Family Broken Promises & Deferred Dreams: Civil War to Civil Rights 1865-1900 Let Us All Speak Our Minds The Music of Women Seeking the Vote Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Presented by […]

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