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Restaurants and Ice Cream Parlors at the Society Fair Booth

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Some of life’s favorite times are spent eating out with family and friends, and create a stream of wonderful memories. The Delaware County Historical Society’s 2017 theme “Restaurants and Ice Cream Parlors” will open the flood gates of those wonderful times in Delaware County. Come to the Merchants Building to see: An original Bun’s booth […]

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Oak Grove Cemetery Walk

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The Delaware County Historical Society will again this year conduct walks through our history and people on an Oak Grove Cemetery Walk Take a guided tour and see actors portraying the lives of: Gov. Frank Willis (47th Governor of Ohio) Dr. Hiram Perkins (namesake of Perkins Observatory) and ten other prominent Delawareans. Sunday, Oct. 8, […]

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Galena Opens Galena Museum

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The Village of Galena Ohio, in Delaware County, invites you to join their Heritage Day celebration. The feature of the celebration is the Grand Opening of the Galena Museum on October 7, 2017 from 11am to 2pm. The celebration will take place at the Galena Village Hall at 109 Harrison Street in Galena Ohio. Refreshments […]

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History Today: Diary shines light on three years in Powell

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by Carole Wilhelm Alice Dixon Lowry of Powell began a diary Jan. 1, 1936, and assiduously recorded both mundane and significant happenings for the next three years. Her nephew, Jim Dixon, enjoyed family history and kept her writings after her death in 1944. Reba Converse neatly assembled the daily diary notes into a notebook and […]

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Fred Carlisle Book Reading & Signing

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Fred Carlisle ‘56, an Ohio Wesleyan University alumnus and native of Delaware Ohio, has published a new book – Hollow and Home: A History of Self and Place. Mr. Carlisle will read from this latest book: Wed., Sept. 6 (5:30-7:30 pm) Delaware’s Willis Education Center 74 W. William St. , Delaware Ohio After the reading, […]

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Talk on Madame X: Alice Meyer Driscoll

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Madame X: Alice Meyer Driscoll at 6:30 on Wednesday, Sept 20 at the Franklinton Historical Society Alice Meyer Driscoll (1889-1971) moved to Westerville with her family when she was six.  If anyone told her, while she was growing up, that women didn’t have a head for math, she didn’t listen.  From early in her college […]

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History Stroll Down Sandusky Street

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The Delaware County Historical Society will hold a history stroll Stroll Down Sandusky Street August 9, 2017 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM History Stroll A tour of the history and architecture of the North two blocks of Sandusky Street from Central to William. You will learn how the downtown developed from 1810 through today […]

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Society History Timeline Milestones

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Delaware County Historical Society – History Timeline Milestones As part of our 70th Anniversary celebration, The Delaware County Historical Society has assembled a Timeline of the Milestones in our history. These are Key events that shaped us into the premier historical resource in Delaware County that we are today. 1947 1947-11-03 Delaware County Historical Society […]

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‘Family Photos, Old and New’ Program at the Barn

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Do you have family photos, old or new, that are interesting, puzzling, or even valuable? Do you have mid-19th. century images such as tintypes, daguerreotypes, cabinet cards, or even 3-D stereo views? Do you know? How to identify different photograph types, How ‘antique’ photograph types were made when your family had them taken. Do you […]

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What was the Society doing 10 years ago (2007)?

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In November, 2017, the Delaware County Historical Society celebrates its 70th anniversary. The Society is dedicated to providing educational programs and services to the public, thanks to the support of our members, donors, and the Delaware County Commissioners.   Part of this celebration is to review The Society’s own history.  This article reviews what the society […]

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