History/Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Hops And History Combine In Columbus

15 Jul , 2019  

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique festivals, events, and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of the Mansfield area. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Delaware County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

Today we look a bit to the past while celebrating the tates of summer. More…

History/Tourism

Tour The Town

14 Jul , 2019  

There’s a different kind of “parade of homes” taking place soon in Delaware County. Unlike the just-built variety at Evans Farm, this one showcases structures with a few more years under their belts.

The Delaware County Historical Society is hosting the Historic Stratford Mill Town Tour on Sunday, August 11 from 2 PM to 5 PM in the vicinity of the Stratford Road/US 23 intersection. More…

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History/Tourism

Frugal Foodie Mama Sets Her Sights On Delaware County

12 Jul , 2019  

There is a place online where a unique combination comes together – tasty, budget friendly recipes, money saving tips, and family friendly travel.

Such is the website claim of Carrie, author of the Frugal Foodie Mama blog.

In her most recent post, it was Delaware County that caught Carrie’s eye. More…

History/Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Love Under The Stars

8 Jul , 2019  

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique festivals, events, and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of the Mansfield area. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Richland County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard. More…

History/Tourism

Hey, I Saw Your House In A Catalog: Sears Houses In Delaware

7 Jul , 2019  

If you live in Delaware, there’s a good chance that you might live near a residence that was bought out of a book.

As Sears catalog, to be exact.

According to Wikipedia, Sears Catalog Homes (sold under the Sears Modern Homes name) were catalog and kit houses sold primarily through mail order by Sears, Roebuck and Company, an American retailer. More…

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Delaware County, History/Tourism

This Month Do The Archives Crawl

5 Jul , 2019  

Would you like a summer activity that is fun and educational?

The Delaware County Records Center is sponsoring the Archives Crawl this month, the mission of which is to learn about local history in a fun and interactive way. To play, take your passport to as many of the repositories as you can to learn more about local history. More…

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History/Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Play Croquet With President And Mrs. Hayes

4 Jul , 2019  

We’ve got a special Fourth of July edition of Summer Road Trips for the holiday.

This summer we’re taking a weekly look at unique summer festivals, events, and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of the Delaware area. We call these “<strong>Summer Road Trips</strong>,” and we’ll continue these weekly posts through August. One of the perks of living in central Ohio is its proximity to world-class entertainment, sporting opportunities, and more.

Of course, we want to share that there are many extraordinary places to visit right here in Delaware County this summer and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard. More…

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History/Tourism

See A Flick Under The Stars

30 Jun , 2019  

There’s something unique about watching a film without a roof over your head. It’s an experience not to be missed.

Fortunately, Delaware County movie lovers have the opportunity to do so without traveling far from home. Movie Nights in Galena showcases films this summer under the starry skies above this part of central Ohio. More…

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Business, History/Tourism

Preferred Great American Rail-Trail Route Crosses Delaware County

29 Jun , 2019  

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy(RTC) recently unveiled its preferred route for the Great American Rail-Trail™—or the “Great American”—underscoring the organization’s commitment to creating an iconic piece of American infrastructure that connects more than 125 existing trails and 90 trail gaps over 3,700miles between Washington, D.C., and Washington State. That route goes right through Delaware County. More…

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History/Tourism

Delaware Spotlighted In Cincinnati Refined

28 Jun , 2019  

The readers of Cincinnati Refined, an online publication of the Sinclair Broadcast Group, were recently treated to a virtual trip up I-71 to a place you might recognize. More…

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History/Tourism, Ohio Wesleyan University

Landmarks Of Delaware: Slocum Hall

28 Jun , 2019  

One of the historic gems on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University is getting ready to get even shinier.

The University is planning an $11-million project to renovate Slocum Hall, including the restoration of its iconic Reading Room and its 70-foot-by-20-foot leaded glass ceiling. Slocum Hall is one of 10 locations on campus included on the National Register of Historic Places. More…

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History/Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Asian Lantern Festival

25 Jun , 2019  

With this post we begin a weekly look at unique summer festivals, events, and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of the Delaware area. We call these “Summer Road Trips,” and we’ll continue these weekly posts through August. One of the perks of living in central Ohio is its proximity to world-class entertainment, sporting opportunities, and more.

Of course, we want to share that there are many extraordinary places to visit right here in Delaware County this summer and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

Taking I-71 North this summer can actually transport you and your family to the lands of the Far East. More…

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History/Tourism

Raise Your Glass To Help Raise A Statue

17 Jun , 2019  

The effort to erect a statue of President Rutherford B. Hayes in downtown Delaware, just a half-block from the site of his birthplace, continues with a new “twist.”

Restoration Brew Worx will be tapping their latest version of “Rutherford B. Hazy” on Thursday June 20 (5:00-8:00 PM) in support of the Rutherford B. Hayes Comes Home Project. More…

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History/Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Fly Me To The Moon

17 Jun , 2019  

With this post we begin a weekly look at unique summer festivals, events, and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of the Delaware area. We call these “Summer Road Trips,” and we’ll continue these weekly posts through August. One of the perks of living in central Ohio is its proximity to world-class entertainment, sporting opportunities, and more.

Of course, we want to share that there are many extraordinary places to visit right here in Delaware County this summer and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

It’s the 50th anniversary of man’s first lunar this summer, and Ohio – home to an extraordinary history of firsts in the whole field of aviation and flight – is celebrating that milestone in a huge way. More…

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History/Tourism

Frederick Douglass Returns To Delaware

13 Jun , 2019  

Frederick Douglass was a runaway slave, but also a self-educated man, author, noted speaker, activist in civil and human rights, and the first black man to hold high office in the US government. During his lifetime he spoke in Delaware, Ohio several times: in 1856 at Templar Hall (Kern Building), in 1867 at William Street United Methodist Church, and in 1870 at the Delaware Opera House. On May 10, 2008, Civil War Remembrance Day, a historical plaque was placed at 17 N. Sandusky St. to commemorate his 1856 appearance.

On Thursday, June 20 at 7 PM, the Delaware County Historical Society will present a community program at William Street United Methodist Church, 28 W. William Street. More…

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