Newspapers in Delaware County - History Exhibit - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware OhioThe Delaware County Historical Society
is proud to present a new exhibit

Newspapers in Delaware County

at our Meeker Homestead Museum
Sundays from 2:00pm until 5:00pm
July 15 – Dec 23, 2018


The inspiration for the exhibit came from this year being the 200th year of the Delaware Gazette, which started in 1818.

  Step back in time through the graphic exhibit that spans from the early 1800’s through present day.  See for yourself how many things have changed, yet many things had stayed the same.

  • Headlines that captured the latest Local, National and International news throughout the last two centuries
  • Newspaper ads that will give you insight into what life was like in the early years of Delaware
  • The actual Newspaper Clippings that told of Lee’s surrender to Grant
  • Gazette Photographs from the last decades of the 1900’s

The exhibit will also include:

  • a Timeline of the Delaware Gazette beginning in 1818 through the present day
  • An 1821 Delaware Patron & Franklin Chronicle printed in Delaware by E. Griswold
  • The history of the Thomson family who owned and operated the Gazette for over 170 years
  • The history of other Delaware County community newspapers: Sunbury, Ashley, Ostrander and the Ohio Wesleyan University newspaper

There will be lots to see in the exhibit, but we are also interested in our visitor’s recollections and thoughts:

  • What role did the newspapers play in your life?
  • How do you get your news today?
  • What do you think is the future of how News is presented?

The Cryder Research Library of The Delaware County Historical Society

The Society is dedicated to preserving the history of Delaware County.  A large part of this work is encouraging people and businesses to donate materials and objects connected to Delaware County.  Our dedicated volunteers donate many hundreds of hours to review, research, photograph, catalogue, protectively pack and store those donations each year.  Our collections include The Archive of Delaware Gazette newspapers and photographic negatives, as well as archives of other Delaware County newspapers.  These resources were used to create the exhibit pieces in the Newspapers in Delaware County Exhibit.  We encourage you to visit the Cryder Research Library and see our work first hand.  We would love to have you join our volunteers and donors in supporting our work.

For more information

Email  or call 740-369-3831, ext. 3.

157 East William Street, Delaware
2690 Stratford Road, Delaware