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Students create historical model

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Students create historical model By Glenn Battishill – gbattishill@aimmediamidwest.com Hayes High School art students in John Scott’s art class have spent the last several months building and detailing a model of a 18th century Native American village that once existed in Delaware. Scott said last fall, Delaware County Historical Society President Emeritus Brent Carson contacted […]

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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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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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This Place Matters Campaign

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This Place Matters The Delaware County Historical Society is joining a national campaign by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, called “This Place Matters”, that encourages people to think about preservation efforts in their community. During the month of May – National Preservation Month – we are asking everyone to think about what places matter […]

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Ground Penetrating Radar scan of Meeker

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The Delaware County Historical Society, this week, has experts scanning the grounds of the historic Meeker property using Ground Penetrating Radar. It is hoped that the radar will reveal anomalies in the soil indicating location of the log cabin – earliest home of Forrest Meeker and his family. The society is also hoping to find […]

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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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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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Canal Boats and People – Franklinton Historical

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Canal Boats and the People Who Operated Them Franklinton Historical Society Wednesday, March 21 at 6:30 pm The 309-mile Ohio-Erie Canal connected Lake Erie at Cleveland to the Ohio River at Portsmouth. A Feeder Canal connecting Columbus veered north from the main canal artery at the village of Lockbourne. Near Circleville, a massive stone aqueduct […]

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