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Judge Portrait Donated to Society

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Homecoming for the judge: Portrait donated to Delaware County Historical Society By Andrew Carter – acarter@aimmediamidwest.com Supporters of the Stratford Ecological Center and Delaware County Historical Society celebrated a shared heritage and a homecoming of sorts this week. Stratford founder and board member Louise Warner donated a portrait of her ancestor, Judge Hosea Williams, to […]

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Brent Carson on WOSU Halloween Show

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Delaware Ohio was featured on the WOSU Columbus Neighborhood program. “Halloween in Columbus” which aired on October 26,2017 included the Northwest Neighborhood Association’s Ghost Walk. Our very own board president Brent Carson is the “video star” of the segment. Halloween in Columbus Join us for a look at Halloween in Columbus. We’ll tour an old […]

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Delaware County History Videos

The Delaware County Historical Society has video DVDs about Delaware County and it’s history.  These are professionally crafted productions that comprise on-site photographs, artifacts, and interviews to you as close to first-hand knowledge as we can arrange.   Delaware County Ohio: Making History – One Day at a Time Beside Our Springs and Streams: Stories […]

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New Highbanks History Program

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Metropolitan Park District will offer a third slide presentation by Valerie Mattingley on the history of area that is now Highbanks Metro Park. New Highbanks History Program ! I Heart the 70’s… the 1870’s:  Highbanks 1865 – 1875 A new Third presentation on the history of the land that would become Highbanks.  The program begins […]

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Thank You Letters – Hair Studio Window

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The Delaware County Historical Society is pleased to present a new display window at The Hair Studio: Thank You Letters from Delaware County School Children A tableau of thank you letters written by our school children paired with the artifacts that they mentioned in their letters.  Together they testify that our Education Support Team is […]

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Harlem Township Heritage Meeting

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Historical Meeting Invitation November is coming again and as it has been for the past several years, Harlem Township Heritage is once again planning an historical meeting and inviting members of local area historical groups and others to come join us. Our meeting this year will be on Thursday, November 16, 7pm, in the Community […]

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O’Shaughnessy Dam: A Historical Perspective

O'shaughnessy Dam Program - History - Delaware County Ohio - Powell Liberty Historical Society

 O’Shaughnessy Dam : A Historical Perspective The Powell Liberty Historical Society invites you to join us for an informational presentation. Featured speaker: Tim Solack, Dublin Historical Society The presentation covers why and how the O’Shaughnessy Dam was built, the causes of the great flood, global warming, the hydroelectric plant and historic photos. Monday, October 9 […]

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Delaware County 2017 Archives Crawl

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October is American Archives Month An opportunity to raise awareness about the value of archives and their staff. Delaware County area repositories are sponsoring a Delaware County Archives Crawl. An Archive is a repository of information in any form; books, files, folders, recordings, video, graphics, even objects.  An Archive may be owner or operated by […]

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Big Walnut Historical Celebrates Van Dorn Inn 200 years

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The Big Walnut Area Historical Society, located in Sunbury, Ohio, is celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Van Dorn Inn in October. You are invited to join our celebration! It will be a great event for both young and old! The old Van Dorn Inn (known as the “Center Inn” or “Vans Valley Inn”) located […]

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Resurrecting Rutherford B. Hayes

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On October 4, The Delaware County Historical Society will hold a birthday celebration in honor of President Rutherford B. Hayes, who was born in Delaware on that day in 1822. “Resurrecting Rutherford B. Hayes” by Eric Ebinger Author and Historian, Erick Ebinger will be sharing stories from the life of our 19th president, based on his […]

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