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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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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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Delaware County Historian 2018 Spring

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Click image to view/download entire issue Delaware County Historian Articles Click title below to view that article New Exhibit Open in Society’s Meeker Homestead Museum School Funding Questions Not New Directors Column:Searching For Your Roots “This Place Matters” Campaign Launches Society Celebrates 70th at Annual Meeting Olson Assists Society With New Exhibits, Curriculum Grandmother, Granddaughter […]

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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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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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