Delaware County History Network is a cooperation of the county’s history-related organizations with history-related content for the benefit of the communities, history researchers, and visitors. The Network includes libraries, museums, a history park, and the county records center.
The network’s purpose is “Sharing our rich heritage”.
Big Walnut Area Historical Society – Myers Inn Museum
Located Southwest of the Square in Sunbury
45 S. Columbus St., Sunbury, OH 43074
Hours: Saturdays 10–3:00
Community Library in Sunbury Ohio
The library serves the six townships and two villages that comprise the Big Walnut Local School District. The library supports local history interests with their management of the Delaware County Memory website.
Located at 44 Burrer Dr, Sunbury OH 43074
Delaware County District Library
The Delaware County District Library is a system of five libraries; the main library is in Delaware. The library has extensive holdings and has a Local History Room which is shared with the Delaware County Genealogical Society.
Main Branch Address: 84 East Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00-9:00 ; Friday 9:00-6:00 ; Saturday 9:00 – 5:00 ; Sunday 12:00-5:00
Delaware County Genealogical Society
“Preserving The History of Our People” The Delaware County Genealogical Society is dedicated to preserving our rich history for future generations. Numerous volunteers have donated countless hours to provide the information available through our library records and website. We hope you find them useful and visit our research Library soon.
(located in the library at) 84 East Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015
Hours: Thurs 10-11:30 & 1-4:30pm and Sat 9–1:00
Delaware County Historical Society
The Delaware County Historical Society is the county-wide historical society dedicated to preserving, promoting, and educating about Delaware County history.
Library Address: 157 E. William St, Delaware OH 43015
Hours: Sunday 2:00 – 5:00 pm; Wednesday 10:00 am – Noon and 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Our Facilities: Cryder Historical Center and Library, Nash House Museum, Meeker Home Museum, The Barn at Stratford
Delaware County Records Center
2079 US Rte 23 North, Delaware, Ohio 43015, Telephone: (740) 833-2140
The Records Center is equipped with a public research area. It includes indexes and reference materials for genealogical research, as well as microfiche readers for public use of microfilm. The Records Center has a storage capacity of over 6200 square feet full of Delaware County records from different county offices and historical records dating back to the early 1800’s. A quick reference of our most commonly viewed materials can be seen at Available Records
Galena Historic Foundation Inc.
The Galena Historic Foundation was formed in 2013 to collect and display items and information about Galena’s history.
Located at Galena Museum, 109 Harrison Street, Galena, Ohio 43021
The board meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Galena Village Hall.
Contact: President Dave O’Neil firstname.lastname@example.org
Harlem Township Heritage, Inc.
Preserving Our Past, Promoting Our Present, Preparing Our Future
Mission: To create interest in Harlem Township, its historical past and natural surroundings through preservation, conservation, education and Harlem Township Heritage, Inc.’s specific objectives.
Address: 3883 S. St. Rt. 605, Galena, OH 43021 (Located in Center Village)
Powell Liberty Historical Society – Martin-Perry Homestead
Located at 103 East Olentangy Street in Powell
Open by appointment
Preservation Parks – Gallant Farm
Located at 2150 Buttermilk Hill Rd., Delaware
Gallant Farm in Troy Township is a representation of a Depression-era farm, and includes a farmhouse with period furnishings, a barn with historic 1890s timbers, a granary, machine shed and barnyard, demonstration crop fields, vegetable garden, orchard, and pond. Visitors encounter costumed interpreters completing their daily chores — plowing the fields, tending the garden, or cooking on a wood-burning stove.
Radnor Heritage Society – Radnor Historic Museum
Located in Radnor at the Southwest corner of State Route 301 and Radnor Road
Interesting Radnor history through artifacts and pictures is housed in the Radnor Historic Museum. Admission is free and it is handicapped accessible.
Located at 4425 State Route 203, Radnor Ohio
Stratford Ecological Center
A non-profit educational organic farm and nature preserve on 236 acres in Delaware County, Ohio.
Located at 3083 Liberty Rd, Delaware OH
Hours: Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm, Sat: 9am – 1pm
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