2018 Annual Meeting - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware Ohio

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the
Delaware County Historical Society
Tuesday, November 13th
will be held at The Barn at Stratford
Doors will open at 6:30pm, the meeting will be called to order at 7:00pm.

The Annual Meeting will include:

  • Welcome
  • Summary Review of the Society’s Activities for the year
  • Report on Society Finances
  • Recognition of Board of Trustees and Outgoing Trustees
  • Election of Board of Trustee
    • all current members are eligible, there will be an opportunity to join or renew before the election
  • Featured Speaker: Christie M. Weininger
    Exec Dir of the Hayes Presidential Library and Museums

    • Rutherford B. Hayes during the Civil War
      Rutherford B. Hayes - 29th President - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware OhioRutherford Hayes witnessed the Civil War first hand and wrote prolifically about it.  Through lively and heartbreaking letters and diary entries, this presentation will share the war experience through Rutherford’s eyes: the near misses, the camaraderie among the soldiers, and why he thought the Union generals weren’t aggressive enough.  His wife Lucy also observed the war from the front lines, while making every effort to ensure her far flung family members still felt connected.  Though he had no military training, Rutherford rose through the ranks to end the war as a general and Lucy became the “mother” of the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  Learn how the Civil War profoundly affected the couple who would go on to become president and first lady of the United States.
  • Introducing Hayes Comes Home –  a community initiative

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About Christie M. Weininger

Christie Weininger - Speaker - 2018 Annual Meeting - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware OhioChristie M. Weininger is the executive director of the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums in Fremont, Ohio. In 1995, she graduated from Otterbein University with an undergraduate degree in history.  Christie obtained her master’s degree in history from the University of Toledo in 2004.  Her thesis was entitled “Finding Common Ground: The Use of Memories in the Creation of Community Identity.” Christie was the director of the Wood County Historical Center, Bowling Green, for nine years and spent seven years as director/curator of the Wyandot County Museum, Upper Sandusky.   She teaches Ohio History and Public History at Heidelberg University in Tiffin.

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is America’s first presidential library and the forerunner for the federal presidential library system. It is located at President Hayes’ 25-acre wooded estate, called Spiegel Grove in Fremont Ohio. The library’s mission is “Illuminates the lives, legacy and era of President and First Lady Hayes, interprets the American Presidency, preserves Spiegel Grove and relates the importance of each to modern America.

Reserve Your Seats

Members are expected and the public is warmly invited to attend our Annual Meeting and program. The program is free and open to the public, however there will be an opportunity to make a donation, which will help defray the operating expenses of the Society.

Due to the popularity of this event, pre-registration is necessary to ensure seating Click to Reserve Seats
or Call DCHS at 740-369-3831, ext. 3 or send an email to membership@delawareohiohistory.org

The Barn at Stratford - Event Venue - Barn Weddings - Delaware Ohio This program will be held at:

The Barn at Stratford
2690 Stratford Road at US Route 23, Delaware, OH
It handicap accessible with free parking. Click here for Directions and Map

For more information or to make a phone reservation, please call Executive Director, Donna Meyer at 740-369-3831, ext. 3., or email director@DelawareOhioHistory.org .

157 East William Street, Delaware
2690 Stratford Road, Delaware