Delaware County Fair - Historic Agricultural Fair - Delaware Ohio - Delaware County Historical Society

The Delaware County Fair 2019 is here again and the Delaware County Historical Society has a great new booth exhibit:

School Days

One Room Schools and Early Education

2019 Delaware County Fair - Delaware County Historical Society - Fair Booth - Delaware Ohio

The exhibit included photographs of one-room schoolhouses, or its location, the Brent Carson and Brad Cowan captured on their mission to find as many of the 200 one-room schoolhouses that once existed in Delaware County. This ongoing project asks the community to help identify, locate and describe the one-room schoolhouses from memories and artifacts.

The Society’s Delaware County Fair 2019 Booth had a new location in the Merchants building, on the east wall near the front doors. This new location provided a huge display space with no steps for easy access.

The booth is filled with graphic displays about the Society’s exciting activities and this year’s theme One-Room School Houses.

  • A Graphic Display of the Society’s Exciting Happenings; Monthly Programs, a premier Tour of Historic Stratford, Extensive renovation of our historic Barn at Stratford, and more.
  • A Graphic Display of the One-room Schoolhouse Project combining new photographs with vintage pictures from the Society’s collection.
  • A Graphic Display of our Barn at Stratford Historic Event Venue
  • Artifacts and models of old-time school days; chalkboard, horse-drawn “School Bus”, school bell and desk/chair.
Model - Early "School Bus"
Model of an Early “School Bus”

About the Fair

The Delaware County Fair has a long tradition of not only providing an enjoyable place for people to exchange ideas, demonstrate skills and exhibit products, but is also a great source for recreation, entertainment, visiting and learning.

The Delaware County Fair hosts many outstanding events including 5 days of the best in harness racing capped off by the prestigious Little Brown Jug on Thursday as well as displays from 100’s of exhibitors and a full schedule of motorsports events ranging from demolition derbies to school bus racing.

The Delaware County fair is a tradition and an event that you certainly don’t want to miss!

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