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The Society presents programs throughout the year. We do this in support of our mission to “promote and sustain interest in the history of Delaware County”. These programs are open to the Delaware County community and general public. Come join us, learn and share about our rich Delaware County History.

Join us for these Programs and Events

American Indians, Then and Now – Stacey Halfmoon, Director of American Indian Relations, Ohio History Connection
Thursday, January 17, at 7pm – at William Street United Methodist Church – More Information

Underground Railroard - History Program - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware OhioVoices from the Underground Railroad – Presented by the DCHS Curriculum Support Committee
Wednesday, February 13, at 7pm – at William Street United Methodist Church – More InformationReserve Seats

  • Volunteer Orientation
    Saturday, March 9, at 10am – at Cryder Research Library
  • Fighting for Freedom: the United States Colored Troops in the Civil War – Anthony Gibbs, Local History Department Manager, Ohio History Connection and Traveling Artist
    Thursday, March 21, at 7pm at William Street United Methodist Church
  • Volunteer Recognition Event
    Wednesday, April 10, at 7pm – the Barn at Stratford
  • Curry School, 1890s private school in Delaware
    Thursday, April 18, at 7pm  – the Barn at Stratford
  • World Wide Games – history of this well-known Delaware company selling wooden games   Steve Schmidt, Volunteer researcher, Delaware County Historical Society
    Thursday, May 16, at 7pm – the Barn at Stratford
  • Delaware Arts Festival – visit our booth
    Saturday/Sunday May 18 – 19 – Downtown Delaware
  • Frederick Douglass – Reenacted by Tracey Sumner Sr.
    Thursday, June 20 at 7pm at William Street United Methodist Church
  • Boomerang History  – Delaware Connection and Demonstration by Chet Snouffer
    Sunday, July 14, at 6pm on the Meeker lawn at the Barn at Stratford
  • *Tour of Stratford Community and Church
    Sunday, August 11, from 2 to 4pm. Tour will begin at the Barn at Stratford; shuttle planned     
  • Little Brown Jug Memories – organized by the LBJ Oral History Group
    Thursday, September 12, at 7 pm at the Barn at Stratford  (date & location tentative)
  • Delaware County Fair – visit our booth
    September 14 – 21st – Delaware County Fairgrounds
  • *Oak Grove Cemetery Walk – reenactors will portray notable county residents who were buried there
    Sunday, October 13, at 1pm
  • Delaware County Historical Society Annual Meeting – Steve and Kerry Frazier reenacting Nathan Carpenter and Polly Cook, Delaware County residents who were in the Battle of Bunker Hill of the Revolutionary War
    Wednesday, November 13, at 7pm at the Barn at Stratford
  • Nash House Holiday Open House
    Sunday, December 1
    Located at 157 East William Street, this beautiful 1878 Victorian house will be festively decorated for the holiday season. Refreshments will be served.  

Programs are free unless otherwise noted.  You can view and download a PDF DCHS 2019 Program List.
So we can provide adequate seating, pre-registration for programs on is strongly recommended – DCHS Eventbrite Events or call the Delaware County Historical Society for assistance.
*Limited seating: tickets available on Members—$10/Non Members—$20. Additional $5 charge at door

You can view a listing of the society’s prior years programs and events.

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