History/Tourism

Take The Ohio Presidential Trail

10 Feb , 2019  

As a county with a “Presidential past,” many Delaware Countians are lovers of American history. And while no location stops are a part of the new Ohio Presidential Trail, native son Rutherford B. Hayes is certainly represented.

Just in time for President’s Day, TourismOhio, in partnership with the Ohio History Connection, has launched the Ohio Presidential Trail on Trails.Ohio.org. The 13-stop trail invites travelers to find history here in Ohio by highlighting homes, libraries, museums and monuments that tell the life stories of eight U.S. presidents elected from Ohio. More…

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History/Tourism, Life in Delaware County

Columbus Zoo Announces First Births Of 2019

5 Feb , 2019  

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is proud to announce the first two births of the 2019 calendar year— a dama gazelle and a silvered leaf langur. Both are considered at-risk species in their native ranges, and these births are important to helping to sustain their populations. More…

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History/Tourism

Historical Society Receives Grant To Assist In Preserving County History

3 Feb , 2019  

Over 70 years, the Delaware County Historical Society has amassed more than a terabyte of digital photographs, videos, audio histories, and object descriptions.  These files are made available to the public through the organization’s website and are often used for research and education.

Much of the material is irreplaceable, and if lost would leaving a gaping hole in the local collective histories. In order to reliably protect the files and make them available to the public, the Society needs a large amount of data storage and an efficient back up system. More…

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History/Tourism

Vignettes To Tell Story Of The Underground Railroad In Delaware County

27 Jan , 2019  

The next public program of the Delaware County Historical Society, “Voices of the Underground Railroad,” will present a poignant look at the way that escaping slaves impacted Delaware County in the years before the Civil War.

It will take place at William Street United Methodist Church, 28 West William Street in downtown Delaware on Wednesday, February 13 at 7 PM. More…

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History/Tourism

Historical Society Announces 2019 Event Lineup

15 Jan , 2019  

One thing’s for certain: there’s something for just about everyone during the coming year who loves local history. The Delaware County Historical Society recently announced in 2019 event schedule on its website. It includes: More…

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History/Tourism

Historical Society To Feature Speaker On American-Native American Relations

12 Jan , 2019  

In its initial offering of 2019, the Delaware County Historical Society will offer a look into the history of American-Native American relations.

Starting at 7 PM on Thurdsay, January 17, the presentation will be made by Stacey Halfmoon, Director of American Indian Relations with the Ohio History Connection. More…

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History/Tourism

List Of Outstanding Light Shows In Columbus Area Include Two In Delaware County

6 Dec , 2018  

Seeking to indulge in some uber-holiday lights? There are no less than twelve places in the Columbus area to “get your Christmas on.”

And two of them are right here in Delaware County.

As presented on the website of Experience Columbus, these locations provide great family fun. Locally, Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights at Alum Creek State Park and WildLights at the Columbus Zoo are included. More…

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History/Tourism, Life in Delaware County

Holiday Home Tour Celebrates History

5 Dec , 2018  

The Northwest Neighborhood of Delaware, several square blocks of wonderful nineteenth and early twentieth century architecture, will be hosting its biennial Holiday Home Tour this weekend.

The 2018 edition will occur on Saturday, December 8 from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM. More…

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History/Tourism, Life in Delaware County

Turn Back The Clock And Play Some Games

19 Nov , 2018  

This coming Saturday, take a moment out of your Thanksgiving weekend to return to yesteryear for some good old-fashioned fun.

The wonderful folks at Gallant Farm is hosting an afternoon for visitors to come and play board games that were invited to distract from the hard times of the Great Depression. More…

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History/Tourism

Historical Society To Hold Annual Meeting; Hear Talk On President And Mrs. Hayes

8 Nov , 2018  

The county will be focusing on one of its favorite sons next week when the Delaware County Historical Society holds its Annual Meeting at The Barn at Stratford.

During the meeting, information on Society activities and finances will be shared and an election of Trustees will take place. More…

History/Tourism

It’s Never To Early To Save A Date – Or To Think About Christmas!

14 Oct , 2018  

Yes, it’s October. Yes, we still have Halloween and Thanksgiving before the holiday season, and then of course there’s fall. Still, it’s never too early to do some planning.

In that vein, Main Street Delaware has announced dates for the downtown’s “Home for the Holidays Weekend” kickoff festivities. Pencil these into your calendars – we recommend using red or green ink. More…

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Business, History/Tourism

Downtown Delaware Named “A Great Place In Ohio”

11 Oct , 2018  

Downtown Delaware is now officially an award-winning great place.

The Ohio Chapter of the American Planning Association this month awarded downtown Delaware a “Great Place in Ohio” designation. The biennial awards program honors outstanding physical spaces throughout the state that planners have created and nurtured through careful planning and imagination. More…

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History/Tourism

Paws And Prevention Downtown

29 Sep , 2018  

Downtown Delaware is “going to the dogs” from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on October 5.

October’s First Friday, sponsored by Main Street Delaware, will feature fire trucks and furry friends throughout the downtown. More…

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History/Tourism

Brilliant Colors Around The Corner: Latest From ODNR Including The Official Ohio Video Fall Color Forecast

27 Sep , 2018  

Fans of fall color in the Buckeye State in central Ohio are getting ready for their favorite season of the year. What’s it going to be like in 2018? We have some answers today on 1808Delaware.

Ohio’s forest canopies will soon begin their color transformation to strong reds, vivid yellows and bold oranges that encourage people to visit the Buckeye State to catch that first glimpse of color. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), in partnership with TourismOhio, will help people find the best locations to view the changing colors throughout the fall. More…

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History/Tourism

Just A Short Drive To The Recently-Named Best Pumpkin Patch In Ohio

23 Sep , 2018  

This fall, Good Housekeeping named a Delaware County pumpkin patch as the very best of its kind in the Buckeye State.

The honor went to Leeds Farm in Ostrander. More…